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Budget Gaming - First Timer

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December 20, 2012 6:09:14 PM

Hello all,

Looking to play BF3/hitman/diablo on the cheap!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/to91

MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $79.99-20 frys
kingston DDR3 8GB 1600 DUAL HYPER (2X4GB) $35 at frys
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W $85 at newegg if buy by 12/26
Sentey Classic Series CS1-1420 TAC2.0 Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower $30 newegg
TOPOWER ZU-500W 500W ATX12V Ver. 2.0 Power Supply $22 newegg if buy by 12/31
$252 total - $20 rebate.

Does this work?

I've already got an HD 7750 and a hdd. Do I need a cpu fan/heatsink as well?

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: around $200 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies

Parts Not Required: GPU/mouse/keyboard/hdd

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com/frys/amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No oreference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Thank you and God bless!

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December 20, 2012 7:34:08 PM

Your cpu should come with the heatsink and fan, so buying a different one would be a waste since you will not be OCing. Other than that, your list looks fine.
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