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Old 08-28-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default first build. any recommendations?

so this is what i have pieced together so far. am i missing anything or should i change anything? im not looking to spend more then $600-650. im building this comp mainly for gaming. will it preform at a reasonable level? and what kind of optical drive do i need? thanks for any help

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: CoolMax 600W ATX12V
Monitor: Hannspree HW-191APB 19.0"
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Default Re: first build. any recommendations?

Should be fine. If it was me, I would go with a 990 chipset or a 890 chipset. If you can't spend the extra money though, it'll be good. The 990FX would allow two x16 rails, more capability off of two cards in SLI.
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Default Re: first build. any recommendations?

Negative. The power supply is crap. Get a name brand unit or you'll pay for the "cheap" power supply later.

A good unit for you would be either an Antec TRUEPower 520 watt, or a Corsair 600-650 watt unit.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: first build. any recommendations?

Appreciate the input guys. Thanks for the heads up on the power supply also. Is there anything in particular that I should be getting for a cpu cooler? I keep seeing the term being tossed around and I'm not too sure on it. Thanks for any/all help.
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