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Okay so I've decided to purchase my first rig within the next week or so. I've done a little research but I think I need some more opinions before I go on any further. Also trying to keep costs down, everybody loves saving money
So please if you have any recommendations or experience with any of these parts let me know. Also let me know if i missed something thx.

CPU: AMD Phenom X2 555

MOBO: ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+

GPU: XFX 6870 ZNFC

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750w

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

RAM: G.Skill 4gb model f3

CD Drive: Lite-On OEM

Cooler: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283

Thermal Paste: Shin-Etsu g751

Case: Rosewill Challenger
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I would get a 890GX or 890FX motherboard if I were you. The ASRock 890GX Extreme 4 rev.2 is pretty stellar AND would be best for future upgrades with Bulldozer. It also features the new UEFI interface BIOS.
It retails for $150 but one retailer has it for $127..... at Superbiiz
Here is my ASRock review:
http://pureoverclock.com/article1284.html
Edited by PureOC Jim - 5/27/11 at 9:57am
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OCZ Vertex 2 60G Asus Win 7 64 bit Asus 24 
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