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October 30, 2012 8:03:22 PM

I'm about to buy these parts and I just want to make sure everything is compatible with each other. I can take some suggestions but they can't be any higher price than what I have now and they must be from Amazon. Also, I want some opinions on which case I should buy :3. Will the heatsink be small enough to fit in the case?
EDIT:This will not be just for gaming. I will be doing some video editing and Handbrake with it :) 

Phenom II X4 965 BE
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SRQ214/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh...

MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard North Bridge AMD 970
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0073JYZ48/ref=ox_sc_a...

Kingston Technology HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules)
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX16...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Green 650 Watt 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NBZAES/ref=ox_sc_a...

MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089KJRLG/ref=ox_sc_a...

Syba Connectland CL-ADA31002 DVI Male to VGA Female Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R0DZXU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Western Digital 320 GB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461E7JE/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cases:
Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...

Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition Gaming Chassis
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Gaming-Chassis-Comput...

Cooler Master Elite 430
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-430-RC-430-KW...

Thanks in advance :hello: 

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October 30, 2012 10:27:09 PM

Swap the ram for two sticks. If 4GB is enough for you, then by all means go to 2 X 2GB in RAM.

At this price point I would recommend swapping the 7770 for a 6850.
The 6850 after rebate would be about the same price.

PSU is good, albeit a little overkill. You can swap it down for something like a CX430 which should be about half the price of the Antec after rebate.

The cases are more of a taste thing. Both the Thermaltake and the HAF should hold up just fine for ya, although the HAF gets a lot more recommendations from folks.

What kind of games do you intend to play? If you are going purely for a gaming build in games that aren't threaded for multiple cores (Skyrim), an i3 might be more up your alley. The price is about the same once you drop the cooling. The difference would be in power consumption. Granted if that isn't a concern the AMD CPU should be fine.

:) 

October 30, 2012 10:44:51 PM

Get a cheaper psu, you won't come close to that many watts.

With that, you could upgrade to 8gb of ram. You'll have to upgrade sooner or later, so just get a cheap 8gb kit.

7770 is fine, nice cheap gpu, that doesn't require many watts.

For the cases, IMO get the CM 912 HAF, as the series is very reliable, giving you good airflow throughout the whole pc.
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October 30, 2012 10:59:58 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Swap the ram for two sticks. If 4GB is enough for you, then by all means go to 2 X 2GB in RAM.

At this price point I would recommend swapping the 7770 for a 6850.
The 6850 after rebate would be about the same price.

PSU is good, albeit a little overkill. You can swap it down for something like a CX430 which should be about half the price of the Antec after rebate.

The cases are more of a taste thing. Both the Thermaltake and the HAF should hold up just fine for ya, although the HAF gets a lot more recommendations from folks.

What kind of games do you intend to play? If you are going purely for a gaming build in games that aren't threaded for multiple cores (Skyrim), an i3 might be more up your alley. The price is about the same once you drop the cooling. The difference would be in power consumption. Granted if that isn't a concern the AMD CPU should be fine.

:) 

Thanks! I'll switch the ram for two sticks. Can't do rebates :( . I like to have an overkill CPU just because I don't like swapping it out later and might reuse it later. I'll probably go with the HAF just because of air flow. I'm going to be playing games, but I want to do some video editing so that's why I went with the Quad Core. Thank you for the help :) 
October 30, 2012 11:03:22 PM

lchrisk said:
Get a cheaper psu, you won't come close to that many watts.

With that, you could upgrade to 8gb of ram. You'll have to upgrade sooner or later, so just get a cheap 8gb kit.

7770 is fine, nice cheap gpu, that doesn't require many watts.

For the cases, IMO get the CM 912 HAF, as the series is very reliable, giving you good airflow throughout the whole pc.

I know I don't need that big of a PSU but I just like the overhead for some overclocking and some power hungry parts I might put in later. Plus I might reuse it later. Looks like everyone recommends the HAF so there's the case. Thank you for your help :kaola: 
October 30, 2012 11:21:27 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Swap the ram for two sticks. If 4GB is enough for you, then by all means go to 2 X 2GB in RAM.

At this price point I would recommend swapping the 7770 for a 6850.
The 6850 after rebate would be about the same price.

PSU is good, albeit a little overkill. You can swap it down for something like a CX430 which should be about half the price of the Antec after rebate.

The cases are more of a taste thing. Both the Thermaltake and the HAF should hold up just fine for ya, although the HAF gets a lot more recommendations from folks.

What kind of games do you intend to play? If you are going purely for a gaming build in games that aren't threaded for multiple cores (Skyrim), an i3 might be more up your alley. The price is about the same once you drop the cooling. The difference would be in power consumption. Granted if that isn't a concern the AMD CPU should be fine.

:) 

Nevermind, looks like I'm getting teh 6850 :) 
!