Can someone look over this build please.

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.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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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  1. You can overclock the Phenom but you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    I would get a HDD from Western Digital or Seagate.

    Other than that, it looks good.
  2. Is the Hitachi really that bad of a brand?
  3. 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.
  4. I have that motherboard in my HTPC with the 965be. It has an unlocked multiplier in the bios. Super easy to use to overclock.
  5. Really nice build, if you can get over $550. You should switch to an FX-6300.

    Really nice as CPU for the money.
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