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I am currently planning on building a computer this summer. My computer specs are everything that i am planning on getting. I was wondering if this is a good build for overclocking and if so is there anything that I can replace with something else that will perform the same but for a cheaper price. Thanks in advance.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Gigabyte 890GPA Radeon HD 5670 Corsair DDR3 1333 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 500Gb Asus DRW 22X Windows 7 Home Premium Cooler Master 750W 
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Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower 
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Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Gigabyte 890GPA Radeon HD 5670 Corsair DDR3 1333 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 500Gb Asus DRW 22X Windows 7 Home Premium Cooler Master 750W 
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Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower 
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Wait until Bulldozer comes out before planning your build. Prices will definitely be changing for the other CPUs/motherboards. Also 8GB is overkill for gaming. 4GB is PLENTY. Also search around for faster Ram. 1600 is perfect for a gaming rig and should allow for better OC. One other thing. Drop less onthe case to be able to afford a better video card. The minimum card I would get is the 5770. Anything less and you will be kicking yourself. The HAF912 is a great case for the price.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouse
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouse
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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IMO Don't go with Bulldozer. If you're an enthusiast and will actually use the 4, 6, or 8 cores then go ahead. I think that maybe the to be released Llano chips (Q3/11) are more in tune to what you want if you're looking for decent performance on a budget as that's what I distill from you including a 5670.... and if you mean "late summer" when you say summer (Jul/Aug/Sept, just in time for back to school) then that's probably what you're looking for.

EDIT: You also don't need a 750W PSU, that's just overkill. Nor do you need 8GB RAM. Go with 4GB and a 600W, it should power that system nicely.

EDIT2: The Llano system I'm mentioning.... I'd think that you're probably looking at getting an A8-xxxx with a 5770 or 6850, 4GB RAM, and a 600W PSU to power all that. At least that's my guess based on the approximate budget I've distilled from the build you have there and my guesses at what we're looking at coming from the Llano. Also.... the Llano is just a revised Phenom II on 32nm process but with the die shrink you should get more OC'ing overhead.
Edited by Amor - 3/18/11 at 11:29am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 ASUS P6TD Deluxe XFX HD6870 1GB Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Crucial M4 64GB LG 24X SATA DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
620W Antec High Current Gamer Lian Li K58W MS OEM 
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i7 920 D0 ASUS P6TD Deluxe XFX HD6870 1GB Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Crucial M4 64GB LG 24X SATA DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate Logitech G15 
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620W Antec High Current Gamer Lian Li K58W MS OEM 
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post #4 of 4
get some better ram
go for 4g of 1600 with cl8 or lower

not enough good can be said about this kit
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/966184-newegg-kingston-hyperx-blu-1600-cl9.html

get a geforce 460 or ati 5770 or better

samsung f3 1t drive can be found for $50-55

or the hitachi deskstar if you cant find any better ones for that price
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0349598
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340477
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