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for redwoodz build it is nice, i just have some problems with it (not really problems just things i want to point out)

1st is the chassis: its a micro atx and it may be a good one, with decent airflow ill give it that, but still, its small and not so roomy, the larger the chassis, the more room there is for the air to flow (in most cases, as long as there is a good airflow config) plus the size of a full tower simply gives you bragging rights. if you really want to go microATX then i recommend the HAF 912

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...N82E1681111923

it doesnt come with the best cooling right out of the box, but buy some simple 200mm fans and that will be one cool refrigerator.


as for the CPU: i thought about it, for budget, intel is not the way to go, AMD phenom is a great processor series to buy on a budget and sometimes just plain BETTER. so yes i recommend you go AMD, a six core though... it does kinds future proof your system a little with the phenom x6 but... the performance is not AMAZING compared to just overclocking a quad core. (the only reason the intel i7 six core processors are so fast (only comparable with TB again...) has to do with the amount of cache they put in it... it was unnecessary but fast) so i recommend to go with a quad core for now, go with six if you really feel like it, im just saying you dont NEED it.

Graphics card: this is an AMD card, i am very fond of AMD when it comes to performance and builds, however this could go ether/or depending on if you want to watercool your system eventually, the 6970 was eaten up and **** out by most manufacturers that me and my friends wasted almost $700 in graphics cards that were supposed to be the original PCB that AMD released, even XFX, a company that i trusted so much on this matter, changed it as well. i will never try an AMD card for watercooling again so if you want to WC go nvidia, if you dont mind the loud-as-hell-jet-turbine, then go AMD.

thats my opinion so i wish you good luck on your build
YOU ARE COMPLETELY INCORRECT SIR.
The Zalman case is NOT a microATX, it is a mid tower with plenty of room,great cable management,room for large tower coolers and over an inch behind the motheboard tray for cables.No this case is perfect for single even double GPU systems.XFX's dirty deeds has nothing to do with the MSI cards performance,and they consistently overclock in the top of their class and have superior cooling with full overclocking control.
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Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
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AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
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Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
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GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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YOU ARE COMPLETELY INCORRECT SIR.
The Zalman case is NOT a microATX, it is a mid tower with plenty of room,great cable management,room for large tower coolers and over an inch behind the motheboard tray for cables.No this case is perfect for single even double GPU systems.XFX's dirty deeds has nothing to do with the MSI cards performance,and they consistently overclock in the top of their class and have superior cooling with full overclocking control.
wow... how did i miss that, i am sorry i guess it just LOOKED like a standard mATX case and when i saw the MID Tower, my sleepy mind replaced it with micro ATX, so i take everrything back about the chassis. and i never bashed on the performance of AMD cards, i love AMD and i used to be religious towards them, the only reason i use nVidia is when i want to WC the cards, i just dont like to take chances, but performance wise, i would recommend high end AMD cards, however they are insanely loud and once you go VERY high end on ether side, the performance difference is unnoticeable to the human eye so, with the AMD 6970 or the nvidia 580, your good.
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