What do you think of this set up


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Hello i got some help getting this setup from another forum and was wanting more input on it. It sounds awesome for my budget (approx 600). So anyways what do you think? How powerful should it be. Will i be able to play stuff like skyrim and GW2 with ease etc etc. I'm new at this and just wanting to be 100% sure before i commit to buying this

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 4GB)

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970

NZXT GAMMA Classic Case

Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200RPM

XFX Pro Series 450W PSU

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

XFX 6870

Additional Info:

Approximate Purchase Date: Approx 1-3 months from now

Budget Range: (e.g.: 550-650) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: W/e has best bang for the buck

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024,


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If you're getting that rig in a few months, I would try to save up more and use an FX CPU. That board is an AM3+ board. Other than that, it's solid.