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What are you going to use the system for?
Photo/Video/Audio editing, gaming, internet, and word processing.
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It's a decent PSU you've chosen. But there are better out there.
Like the Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D. 80+ Bronze and in general better quality.

Looks fine otherwise.
Edit: I would also consider this F3 1TB instead. If you can afford it. It's worth it.
Btw ... Your XFX Radeon HD 5670 has been deactivated.
I would cut down on the CPU cooler (+ fans) and get a GTX 460.
Thanks. I should have probably thought of picking out an 80+...
As for the hard disk you suggested. It is not a Sata III.
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Thanks. I should have probably thought of picking out an 80+...
As for the hard disk you suggested. It is not a Sata III.
It's worth noting that it is literally impossible for a HDD to saturate a Sata III connection, or a Sata II connection... most HDDs can't even saturate a Sata I connection.

Sata III and Sata II are only relevant if you're buying SSDs
    
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Thanks. I should have probably thought of picking out an 80+...
As for the hard disk you suggested. It is not a Sata III.
Sata III doesn't matter. You will not see a benefit.

The speed the WD HDD offers will not reach beyond Sata II limits anyway.
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It's worth noting that it is literally impossible for a HDD to saturate a Sata III connection, or a Sata II connection... most HDDs can't even saturate a Sata I connection.

Sata III and Sata II are only relevant if you're buying SSDs
I wish SSD's didn't cost a fortune... :/
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Thanks. I should have probably thought of picking out an 80+...
As for the hard disk you suggested. It is not a Sata III.
On a mechanical hard drive you will see no performance increase going from a SATA II drive to a SATA III drive. Believe me, I thought the same thing. And even though I'm using the horrid Marvell SATA III controller I don't see this drive moving as fast as my SSD in ANY case.

It's not worth it. And the Samsung F3 1TB is an absolute beast of a drive. Will definitely be more than you need on the mech side of drives.

Also scrap the A70 and get something better for you money. Like the Thermaltake Frio for the same amount of money, virtually.
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On a mechanical hard drive you will see no performance increase going from a SATA II drive to a SATA III drive. Believe me, I thought the same thing. And even though I'm using the horrid Marvell SATA III controller I don't see this drive moving as fast as my SSD in ANY case.

It's not worth it. And the Samsung F3 1TB is an absolute beast of a drive. Will definitely be more than you need on the mech side of drives.

Also scrap the A70 and get something better for you money. Like the Thermaltake Frio for the same amount of money, virtually.
Thanks. Is the video card decent enough?
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your gpu has been deactivated
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Thanks. Is the video card decent enough?
The link doesn't lead anywhere.

There are two XFX 5670s. Which one was it.

Link one.

Link two.
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your gpu has been deactivated
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