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I asked you the earlier question regarding Frame rate and Guitar Hero 3. I found someone who will build a PC for me, so I'm curious to find out if you recommend the parts I'll be getting.
Here are the parts, I'm ordering from Amazon.

Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008V9959O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

PSU - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0OC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

Tower Case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDTNI7I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hard Drive - http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF

RAM - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006T0CHLA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

CPU - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YU56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

CPU Cooler - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XZM0I0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

Thermal Paste - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OGX5AM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

Graphics Card - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IDG3IDO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

NIC - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054L9PWO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&

Please tell me your opinion/what I'm missing/advice.

Thank you, Brandon.

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These parts look MUCH better - the only thing I'd comment on is the memory selection: 16GB is generally excessive unless you're also doing very heavy multimedia/CAD kinds of applications (usually pro users are where 16GB+ is needed). Dropping down to 8GB will have no appreciable impact on performance for videogaming, web browsing, etc but will probably slim around $100 off the budget. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-PC3-10666-F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL/dp/B0
Or this:
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-1600MHz-Non-ECC-Desktop/dp/B0057Q4ADU/ (Kingston is a fine manufacturer as well)

It's mostly a cost saving measure - if your budget doesn't really matter, there's nothing wrong with going with 16GB, but if saving the ~$100 is worth it, there's no harm with 8GB either. Oh and it's also worth noting the specific 16GB kit you found is neither sold nor fulfilled by Amazon - support, returns, etc will not be handled in the same way as the other parts. These 16GB kits are sold by Amazon and also cost less than the one you originally found:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B00
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-1600MHz-KHX1600C10D3B1K2-16G/dp/B007TTEHM

If you wanted to maximize the system's overall performance, my advice would be to go with the Kingston 8GB kit, and put the extra money into a more powerful graphics adapter, like this one: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-VCGGTX7602XPB/dp/B00DK

You'll have better 3D gaming performance from the GTX 760 than an extra 8GB of RAM, and the price differential shouldn't be more than a few dollars.

-bob

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