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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123194
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128385
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.181836

This is my build and I am just looking for any experience/ideas anyone has. I have thought about bumping up to a 790 mobo, but I don`t think I will be upgrading the processor... I am going to stick with the Kuma, it seems like the best option (save the 940 which is too much for my needs). I am not high end gamer... WoW, Starcraft 2, maybe Diablo 2 are the most intensive things I will be running. I have read through most of the reviews and feel confident, but I would appreciate any input or experience anyone has with this hardware. Thanks!!

(also if I forgot anything let me know! I don`t need an OS, I`ll just keep using my XP Pro until Win 7 is unleashed)
 

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I forgot to mention that I need some advice on which cpu fan to get. The Scythe Shuriken seems like a decent option, but I have really no idea.
 

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War Grinders is not intensive at all since it is an old game. S2 & D2 will be.

The build list looks great except for the psu & hsf. You don`t need a 3rd-party cpu cooler since you don`t overclock. Use the stock one from AMD. The Rosewill PSU isn`t very good. You can do better with other well known name brands like these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817174038
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151069

Oh yeah, the Kuma & 300 case combo is great.
 

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Thanks! I really tried to shop around and get the best parts, I couldn`t believe the Kuma/ case combo:). Since the Kuma is the black edition, I was probably going to up the multiplier... but that shouldn`t increase the heat output, I think (incidentally would you know of a good cpu fan?). As far as the PSU goes, the ones you recommended didn`t rate very highly... but from what you are saying and after re-reading some of the reviews, rosewell psu`s aren`t all that great. I remember hearing that Antec was a decent brand, have you heard of Raidmax... does this look decent? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

Thanks again!!
 

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Raidmax is not as good as the ones I listed. Take newegg's user comments (they call them reviews) with a grain of salt. A lot of problems can be avoided by doing homework, proper install, etc.

I highly recommend this over your choice of hsf. It's one of the best. You can overclock cpu on stock voltage or higher if need be. Whatever floats your boat.

XIGMATEK HDT-SD964 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233014