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Am I forgetting anything for this build?

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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower With 500W Power Supply

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

LG DVD Burner Black SATA

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

I think I have everything, does it look good for a turkey day gaming build?
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Thats everything standard enough to run a pc.
Your good
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You've got everything, though I don't trust the Raidmax PSUs. They tend to be pretty shoddy.
You think that Raidmax PSU will be good for the 965 140watt and the 5770 ? The 5770 is a low power card so I assumed it would be pretty good...

This is my first real build so I wanted everything to be good but still under $1000 if possible.... What else should I consider adding, maybe aftermarket CPU cooler? Switch up the 4 gigs of ram for 6 ?
Yea.. Get a CM Storm Scout case.. and a Xigmatek 1283 cooler or a dark knight. and a good Power supply. dont go with a cheapo.. You will be sorry in the end. The corsairs are usually on sale on newegg.com
That is nearly identical to my system I just built. Awesome motherboard, great video card, fast ram. Get a C3 stepping Phenom.
I would definitely recommend getting a different PSU. Get something more expensive. If your PSU dies, there's a good chance it'll take your entire computer with it. I'd look into Corsair if you can afford it.
The Phenom II 965 isn't c3 stepping?
It depends on where you get it. The stepping is a revision. Some places still have C2's in stock. You might be better off picking it up at a Microcenter so you can check to make sure it's C3.
I prefer the MSI 790fx, and I like OCZ psu's for budget psu's.
The last build i did was just over $1000, but you will probably save the money on the gpu. Also i am running the same MB and it seems to be stable and user friendly. GL
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