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go with what xd_1771 says, he's a pro
    
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For gaming and tasks short of RAM-intensive apps like video editing, you won't need any more than 4GB.
Also that RAM kit in particular you selected is a very bad one... doesn't OC very well. With a 1055T by the way you want 1600Mhz RAM no matter what, it is the most optimal most especially if you are going to OC (with any 1333 kit especially CL9 you are bound to be held back).

This RAM would be $1 less after promo and much better for a 2x4GB kit, ignoring the lack of heatspreaders. However, you don't get the Corsair RAM/PSU savings.
The other thing you don't buy aside from Newegg combo DIY kits is generic 1333 CL9 memory - there will always be a better choice out there for a better price. That 1333 CL9 memory you're buying regardless of brand/heatspreaders is the same spec/quality stuff used in prebuilt computers... and often a 1600Mhz kit will match or beat it's price anyway.
Ok. So this is what I've got so far from NewEgg.
HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PSD38G1600K
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Am i missing anything besides the Hard Drive?
Any Changes before I buy?

Thanks Guys!!
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8GB of DDR2 you mean?
It'd be okay but you'd need an older AM2+ board; a good one for x6 (if you purchase new) is quite hard to find nowadays. I recommend going with AM3 since DDR3 is the future and you seem to be willing to spend anyway.

By the way I only suggested CX-600 due to the combo with the RAM. If getting the PSU alone, I have found this for you: Rosewill Green 630W - $50 after promo code. This is actually a very good power supply, esp. for the price; don't be fooled by the Rosewill brand, they're usually not decent but this odd one out is actually a really good PSU. It is cheaper and better.

Be sure the 1055T & M4A87TD EVO are in combo deal in the shopping cart.

I've calculated your total; with this Rosewill PSU, 8GB RAM, and all other options the same, total is $502.10 shipped. Still very good
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/9/11 at 9:06pm
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8GB of DDR2 you mean?
It'd be okay but you'd need an older AM2+ board; a good one for x6 (if you purchase new) is quite hard to find nowadays. I recommend going with AM3 since DDR3 is the future and you seem to be willing to spend anyway.

By the way I only suggested CX-600 due to the combo with the RAM. If getting the PSU alone, I have found this for you: Rosewill Green 630W - $50 after promo code. This is actually a very good power supply, esp. for the price; don't be fooled by the Rosewill brand, they're usually not decent but this odd one out is actually a really good PSU. It is cheaper and better.

Be sure the 1055T & M4A87TD EVO are in combo deal in the shopping cart.

I've calculated your total; with this Rosewill PSU, 8GB RAM, and all other options the same, total is $502.10 shipped. Still very good
xd_1771,

Thanks for the help!!

And thanks to everyone else for the help.
I can't wait to get my new rig!!

I really appreciate the help.

Thanks,
Brian
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