Professional opinions needed!


Jul 27, 2011
I am about 1 week away from building my budget gaming computer. I have a budget of between $500-600 and i think i have the best build i can do. I already have hrad drives and optical drives so those are not added into the total. I was just wondering if anyone had advice or suggestions. I am open to changes if they make sense. Here are the parts:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gb

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified

After Market CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

I have the 8gb of ram for multitasking and because i don't want to have to buy more for awhile. I do want to overclock the 955 so i hope that cooler is enough to pull at least 3.8ghz. Thanks for any input!