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This is my current and first build.

Biostar TA870U3+ AMD 870 ATX DDR3 1333 AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138303

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009261

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185054

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Give me a rating from a "budget" (even though some of these components were out of my price range) perspective, not from a "I have thousands of dollars worth of water cooling in MY system" perspective. Gaming, workload, etc.

Does it have any potential for overclocking? If I do overclock anything in this build, it will be lightly to moderate (which may not even be enough to make a difference in the first place).

How much would a prebuilt (HP, Dell, etc.) system with these specifications cost, normally?

Don't tell me I over-killed the PSU because I already know. xD
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I would switch the motherboard to a different brand, one that has reputable quality and customer support. Instead of getting 2 x 2gb RAM, just get one 8GB kit. And try to stretch for a GTX 560 Ti. I had the Centurion 5 years ago, and while it's a solid case, it does not have very good airflow with just a single 120mm exhaust fan.
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Originally Posted by JSDempsey;15419132 
I would switch the motherboard to a different brand, one that has reputable quality and customer support. Instead of getting 2 x 2gb RAM, just get one 8GB kit. And try to stretch for a GTX 560 Ti. I had the Centurion 5 years ago, and while it's a solid case, it does not have very good airflow with just a single 120mm exhaust fan.

The last Biostar board I had worked like a champ. I've read many good underdog reviews on them.

The case also has a 80mm intake fan on the front and I will be adding another fan to the side where the pointless CPU funnel was. The Sycthe I am using moves air like a mother ****er.

As far as the GTX 560 goes, I've read that there isn't that great of a difference between the two.

As far as the ram... I guess you're right but the motherboard has 4 RAM slots. Why not fill them?
Edited by Joeful - 10/23/11 at 6:47am
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your psu is overkill.

srly, i give it a 7 out of 10. biostar is one the best mobo around.


you must have missed this . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427
Edited by rdr09 - 10/23/11 at 6:50am
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Originally Posted by rdr09;15419173 
your psu is overkill.

srly, i give it a 7 out of 10. biostar is one the best mobo around.

Slaps you for disobeying my orders* 7 out of 10 isn't bad. I do believe I built this for cheaper than it would cost as a prebuilt system too.

I did go a little overkill on the RAM as well. I do plan on playing games with multiple clients open though, as well as browsers and folders, etc.

The PSU was very nicely priced so I didn't want to pass it up and the RAM was pretty cheap too.
Edited by Joeful - 10/23/11 at 6:54am
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Originally Posted by rdr09;15419173 
your psu is overkill.

srly, i give it a 7 out of 10. biostar is one the best mobo around.


you must have missed this . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

Well before this I had a BIOSTAR board that only supported up to 1333. I just recycled the RAM I had before and added to it. Also, in the future I could just order those and sell the ones I have now. Is the difference in performance between the 1333 and 1600 that big?
Edited by Joeful - 10/23/11 at 6:56am
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Anyone else? I'd like a lot of different opinions. Thanks
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Pretty good, I'd get a mobo that supports >1333 just for future upgrades though but it's entirely up to you.
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When I bought the PSU I was thinking of future upgrades, such as SLI. It's not like it was ridiculously priced, in my opinion.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeful;15419308 
When I bought the PSU I was thinking of future upgrades, such as SLI. It's not like it was ridiculously priced, in my opinion.

TBH I wish I would have gotten a larger psu for future upgrades (SLI).
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