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case and monitor suggestions for my new build (and general input)

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Anonymous
March 15, 2013 5:44:17 PM

after about 4 weeks of searching around and being indecisive (i hate new builds) i think i have the winning combo for now. the current case i have was when i was going with an asrock h77m motherboard which is out the picture now but i have no idea how to select cases and if they're compatible haha. ok, on to the build:

• Case
Rosewill REDBONE u3 Mid-Tower ($40)
• CPU
AMD Phenom II 965 BE 140W ($50)
• Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3+ ($50)
• Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ($240)
• RAM
Mushkin Radioactive 997005 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz Desktop RAM ($50)
• HDD
Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (free)
• DVD
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($24)
• Power Supply
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 ($75)
• Monitor
ASUS VS Series VS238H-P ($150)

my main concern now is a new case if this one doesn't work and maybe a slightly cheaper monitor? the reason for the older mobo and cpu is that i can get both for $100 which is a really good price in my opinion and i can always upgrade in a while, maybe when the new amd processors come out, but that's for another day...thanks in advance yall

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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2013 5:58:28 PM

amd fx 6300 and mobo 970 will be a very good pair to deliver 7870 XT performance :)  phenom is too old
Anonymous
March 15, 2013 6:08:21 PM

AMD Radeon said:
amd fx 6300 and mobo 970 will be a very good pair to deliver 7870 XT performance :)  phenom is too old


i knew i would have issues with this all haha. so you suggest these two parts? these would work with the case as well?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR for now i might go with the older stuff and then upgrade when i have the money....will the bottleneck be noticeable?