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First, thanks for all the suggestions! So after reading some of the replies, I thought it would be a better idea to go ahead with a AMD build instead of an Intel build.

So far this is what I have
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb
MOBO:
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA
or
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
I compared the specs and they both look pretty similar, the biggest difference in the two seem to be the chipset and one has integrated video. Anyone know which would be the better choice for me?
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W
Most people said 500W would be enough so anyone have any experience with this PSU?

Thanks!
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E2160 GIGABYTE EP35-DS3L SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit G 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 PC-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 Antec 900 Sony Vaio Mouse Padless 
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Intel Pentium E2160 GIGABYTE EP35-DS3L SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit G 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 PC-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 Antec 900 Sony Vaio Mouse Padless 
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post #12 of 13
For $200 you can get a GTX 470 used here on the forums. Great card. Also I just bought a Zotac GTX 465 last week from Newegg for $139.99 after MIB.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k ASrock Z270 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 980Ti ACX 2.0 G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB  Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK windows 10 Home 64-bit asus vg236h 120hz 
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keycool 84  Seasonic SS-660XP2 Silverstone FT02B Nixeus Revel 
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Audio-Technica ATH-A700 
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i7 7700k ASrock Z270 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 980Ti ACX 2.0 G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB  Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK windows 10 Home 64-bit asus vg236h 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
keycool 84  Seasonic SS-660XP2 Silverstone FT02B Nixeus Revel 
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Audio-Technica ATH-A700 
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Originally Posted by mrblaineng View Post
First, thanks for all the suggestions! So after reading some of the replies, I thought it would be a better idea to go ahead with a AMD build instead of an Intel build.

So far this is what I have
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb
MOBO:
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA
or
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
I compared the specs and they both look pretty similar, the biggest difference in the two seem to be the chipset and one has integrated video. Anyone know which would be the better choice for me?
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W
Most people said 500W would be enough so anyone have any experience with this PSU?

Thanks!
I would recommend the 880G one because it has the vrm heat-sink and also uses 8-pin power connector rather than the 4-pin on the 870G. It also has the onboard video, which I like to keep for troubleshooting purposes.
The 870 board is pretty good too, it will save you some money which you can spend on something else. If you are not looking forward to OC the cpu much, go for the 870 board. I have pointed out the differences, now the choice is yours. Either way, you will be a winner. And I am very glad to see that you have chosen the AMD platform for this particular build rather than the i3 one. You wont regret your choice.
As for the SMPS, have never used personally or sold the CX series to anyone before so cant really comment. I can say this though, CORSAIR psus are usually top-grade. I can personally vouch for the quality of the VX550 though, great for your build.
And lastly, get the GTX560.
    
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Phenom II X4 955BE ASUS M4A88TD-V-EVO/USB3 MSI GTX 560Ti TwinFROZR II OC Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1600MHz C9 
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2x500GB Seagate Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Samsung 20" B2030 Corsair TX650 V2 
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2x500GB Seagate Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Samsung 20" B2030 Corsair TX650 V2 
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CM HAF932 (painted black) 
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