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My new(first time) build

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Hi all again, after getting some feed back from members here I have put together my parts list. Seeing this is my first build,I thought it might be good to get some more feed back.Primary use is gamming,screen resulution 1024 and I do want to OC.I don't plan on running sli/crossfire

So here it is:

Case-HAF 922 w/2 exstra 120mm fans on the side

CPU-AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor

PSU-OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

GPU-XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HD-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

There are 2 componats missing that I know of. 1 is a DVD/CD RW and 2 is a better heatsink w/fan.Not for sure what to gett on these two items. Maybe someone could sugest some. As alway thanjs for your time.
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Looks nice for a first time build. I was looking at that same PSU for my tech station and am thinking about getting it. I would go for an LG DVD(never had any problem with these) and as for the cooling you can pick up an Artic Cooler Freezer relatively cheap and its effective for the price.


Thanks for the reply and sugestions. Those look very good.
That PSU is good enough, but consider this one!
It's 600w and gives a little more room for upgrades, is only a little more expensive, and is 80 plus certified, which means it will run more efficiently. Personally, I always stay away from Fatality branded items by rule, but that's just a personal choice.

Also, I would spend an extra $20 to get the 5770 video card. This card performs amazingly well in crossfire, so when you decide to upgrade to a second card, not only will this new PSU be able to handle the increased load easily, but you will see an unbelievable increase in performance that all but matches that of 2 5850s in crossfire. I see you aren't going for that right now, but you never know down the road. Plus, if you plan on NEVER going crossfire, a better single card is always a better option.

Good luck!
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