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Hello everyone, I am building a computer for an assoiciate who wants a nice system. I have already got a good deal on a cooler cosmos 1000 case w/ side window. I have been looking for good deals without breaking the bank. The lady I'm making this build for is not a gamer but she wants to be able to game if she decides to do so. Ive come up with this list of components from newegg and the discounts seem pretty good. I think this may be a bit more power than needed for this person. I am open to suggestions and would greatly apprieciate any and all advice. Thanks for your help.

this is taken from newegg shopping cart;

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103674

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131366

-$45.00 Instant
-$80.00 Combo
-$35.94 Saving
-$14.99 Saving
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

1 Rosewill RC-6-HDMI-MM-BK-2 6 ft. HDMI Cable - Retail
Item #: N82E16812119254
$5.00 Instant

1 CPU Mag Gift - 6 free issues of CPU Magazine - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995076

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139007

EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130475

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145224

-$50.00 Combo
-$99.98 Saving

$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-139-007
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate14-130-475
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-145-224 $688.98

1 Nvidia Gift Call of duty - World at war - OEM
Item #: N82E16800999088

1 Nvidia Gift - Terminator Salvation - OEM
Item #: N82E16800999149

Subtotal: $838.97
Shipping: $ 7.91

Grand Total: $846.88

The hdmi cord, 6 free magazines, and 2 games are free as their costs are taken off the price of the bundles. These items costs are the "savings" listed in the discount list.

Can anyone do better for less money? Thanks again for helping

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thanks shadow, +rep
I'll check those out

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Originally Posted by shadow_419
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For a casual gamer it's serious overkill :

Corsair TX650w $99.99 - $20 mir = $79.99

X4 955 + Msi 790GX-G65 Combo $279.99

G.Skill 4GB Pi Kit DDR3 1333 $66.99

Saphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB $154.99

Total = $584.96 + shipping

Even this is overkill.

Do you like the msi board over the asus? because after rebate, the asus mobo with same cpu combo is $20 cheaper and comes with a hdmi cord.
if you do (like it better than the asus) please say why. I have read (in newegg customer reviews) that some people have had problems with the onboard audio on the asus m4a78t-e.

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both have 6 usb on back and ps/2 keyboard input on back.
I do like the right angle sata ports also on the msi
and cooling does look good. I've read that the northbridge gets really hot on the asus board (again only newegg reviews) and that the VIA onboard sound is junk.
I will look into the msi board a bit more. thanks again
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