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Old 09-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MB: -$10 ASRock 970 Extreme4 AM3+, the one you linked is out of stock.
PSU: -$55 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w, 850w is overkill for this build.
RAM: +$2 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS9, slightly faster for $2.
GPU: +$47 XFX HD 6870, more power and affordable with $ saved.

I'm hesitant to suggest a case since they are personal preference, but I'd go with the:
-$10 Sentey Black Box 4284 v2.1
Same # of fans (1 is 120mm instead of 140mm though) but it has cable routing holes to keep things neat.

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very much appreciated, i have fallen behind on the market since my son was born and figure you guys are always the best place to come for advise. Thanks for the help.
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