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black friday deals, was a little impulsive. guess i could have been more thorough. plan on doing some gaming on it... mobo's kinda cheap.. these are the parts i ordered.. your input = appreciated.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
 

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Well, for the price, I would have upped that video card to a 5770 for about $20ish more. Other than that, looks pretty good. You could have easily gotten by with a 500w PSU though, but the Antec was a good choice regardless.

Any plans for OCing?
 
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i had insufficient funds for a gtx260 so i just went with the 9800gtx... i plan on upgrading eventually though. i went with the 750w to leave room for upgrades, plus overclocking, which yes i do plan on doing.. though i have no experience, but that's why i'm here.
 

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In that case I probably would have recommended you step down on your PSU, allowing you to move up and grab something from the 57XX series of cards fro ATI, but you wont notice a real difference unless you're playing at a fairly high resolution.

Have you left room in your budget for a heatsink to overclock with?