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Will this work well and still be able to upgrade

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January 14, 2013 2:49:32 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan '13

Budget Range: $550

System Usage: Photoshop cs2 and cs5, WoW, Diablo III, Zynga
Are you buying a monitor: Reusing this Acer H243H 24-Inch Widescreen LCDYour Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Going with Win7
Preferred Website for Parts: any/all
Location: USA
Parts Preferences: AMD for the OCing
Overclocking: Going to be my first attempt at it
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe as an upgrade

Time to upgrade from this.
current system:HP Pavilion a1410n
Processor: upgraded to AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Graphics Card: upgraded to SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Looking at this build:
Anyone see anything wrong with this set up?

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 (74.96)
with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (24.99)
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (142.86)
RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (49.98)
Graphics Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB (106.97)
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (54.99)
Case:NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower (34.75)
Power Supply:Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V (29.99)
DVD Burner:Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (22.98)
With shipping and rebates (542.47)


Trying to keep this close to $550 to $600.
Would this be good to upgrade later on, in about 5 years. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks for your time!

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January 14, 2013 3:05:35 AM

great build for wow and photoshop
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January 14, 2013 3:10:46 AM

There wont be any problems with fit or being able to upgrade later on?
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January 14, 2013 3:37:15 AM

actually amd is hard to upgrade, as the only viable option is 8350....
even some people feel the cpu is bottlenecking graphic card

fyi, even not-OCed i5 will beat phenom even 5Ghz
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January 14, 2013 4:38:51 PM

Would I benefit from adding an ssd for Win7 by it self?
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