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Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer - $29.99

Rosewill RNX-G1 A-Type USB 2.0 Wireless Black Dongle w/ External 2dBi SMA Antenna - $11.99

HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $144.99 PURCHASED

COUGAR A-Series A560 (CGR B3-560) 560W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ultra Quiet Power Supply - $49.99 PURCHASED

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL - $24.99

LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM - $16.99

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - $22.99

Samsung 2033SW 20-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor -$70.00
Edited by tehownag3 - 10/11/11 at 10:51pm
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Looks like a very nice bang for buck build. maybe get this PSU if you can find it anywhere. OR this one is only 59.99 after rebate and thats 650Watts so you can Xfire - Purchased

Also for the ram grab 1600Mhz and go for 2x2 for or 2x4 for dual channel.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/11/11 at 10:53pm
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Thanks for the info. Do you have any links to the ram?
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I'd say there's no need to get 1600 MHz RAM. Might be speaking poop as i do not know much about AMD, but i've read that AMD CPU's benefit more from tighter timings (the 9-9-9-24 stuff on the specs) than faster RAM speeds. It might be noticeable if you are a benching fiend, but it's almost unnoticeable for gaming. I use myself 1333 MHz RAM (and it's even underclocked to 1160 MHz) and my gaming rig (a glorified dual core) can still play the latest games with more than decent quality at high resolutions. What i do advise is dual channel RAM. RAM is cheap tho. You can get 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1333 MHz RAM for $29, or 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1600 MHz RAM for $33. For the price (only $3 difference), i do recommend the 1600 MHz.

CPU Heatsink is pretty good. It's one of the best bang-for-buck coolers out there, and behaves like a champ.

PSU isn't really too good, according to this review. Seems to have some issues with temps and voltage regulation, which can make your PC go wild, OC's to be unstablwe and/or ultimately fail (taking your PC with it). I'd look for a return it and get a true PSU for this rig, like this PSU. It's the same price, but the quality is way better. No need to skimp on something as important, and there are cheap (but good) alternatives.

CPU is good, but the mobo is not. There have been too many horror stories about people overloading poorly designed power phases on a low-end motherboard, them going boom boom, and taking the mobo and even the CPU. This thread is a highly recommended read (you can read a more detailed explanation of what i told you, and even give you some good examples of what can happen), and this one can guide you in finding a cheap but good mobo for that CPU.

Case looks good enough, very well vented.

HDD... i dunno. Hitachis are decent HDD's, and for 40 bucks it is worth it. THere are better alternatives, like Samsung and Western Digital, but they do cost a bit more. Wireless, definitely no info. I do not like wireless, i even took the effort of setting up my home wired to have a snappier setup that is not prone to interference as much as wireless is. Same about monitor. Hell, i love CRT's more

Card is pretty good actually. The equivalent of a 560 Ti, and if that can handle the best games without a sweat with pretty good quality.

DVD burner is good. LG has never failed me. Hell, i have 5-6 year-old IDE LG DVD burners who are still burning DVDs like champs.
   
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