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February 5, 2013 10:32:50 AM

Building this this week, and just had a couple questions about it. Does Anyone know if the Zalman case has pretty decent airflow?

Does the motherboard have the ability to let me overclock the phenom a little bit?

Would you guys change anything? I really cant go over 500 dollars.

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $500.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 07:32 EST-0500)

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February 5, 2013 12:55:49 PM

Is the Hitachi really that bad of a brand?
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February 5, 2013 1:14:11 PM

Hitachi is not a bad brand. They are actually owned by Western Digital. I also recommend an aftermarket heatsink. You may not get any overclocking with that board though. You may need to spend more on your motherboard. Other than that, build looks solid.
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February 5, 2013 11:11:31 PM

I have that motherboard in my HTPC with the 965be. It has an unlocked multiplier in the bios. Super easy to use to overclock.
February 5, 2013 11:20:32 PM

Really nice build, if you can get over $550. You should switch to an FX-6300.

Really nice as CPU for the money.