|This is a budget build, NOT a high end gaming machine. Here's my 2 cents:|
- the 9600GSO is an OK gaming card, but it's hardly "high end". The Radeon HD4670 beats it, the 9600GT is even better. And of course, there are other cards even better than that.
- you should be getting DDR2-1066 to use with the Phenom...you'll take a performance hit with DDR2-800.
- there are better boards that the one you chose. Why get the 760G when you can get 770, 780G or 785G for the same price. Just make sure the southbridge is the SB710 or better yet, the SB750. Avoid the older SB700. Here's one possibility:
- avoid modular power supplies. The modular connections have a tendency to fry. Choose a hard-wired unit. And make sure it has a single high amperage +12v rail rather than several +12v rails. BTW, do NOT rely on wattage calculators, they do NOT take amperage into account.