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Building a new computer


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mkau

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So, my Shopping cart on Newegg looks like this:
WD Caviar Black 640GB Sata 6 Gb/s
ASRock 870 Extreme3 AM3 mobo
Antec Truepower New 550w 80 plus bronze certified
A-Data DDR3 1600 (2x2GB)
AMD Phenom II X2 560 (hopefully unlocked to a quad core)
Corsair Cafa70 air cooler (aka the A70)
Windows 7 home premium
NZXT Lexa S

I have a SATA optical drive and an Nvidia 9500GT in another computer that I can take those from.

How would this be for something like audio production and a little bit of light gaming?
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I wouldn't buy a processor on the likelihood of it being unlockable to a quad core. It's usually the reason it's a dual-core in the first place. Even if you can unlock it there's no guarantee it'll work properly or at all.

Those Lexa cases look nice. Very nice.
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^I actually am considering swapping it for a Phenom II x4 955, but that's an extra $55 on top of the cost I have already and I'm trying to stay fairly low-budget.
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