Help Finish The Build!!

These are the parts i already have, am reusing from a M2N-32 sli build w a Atlon X2 4600 and dual 7300 GS's am gonna cram the Athlon board, proc, and cards in a OEM case an give it to wifes sister.

Antec 900 case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Antec trupower 1000w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371012

OCZ SLI ready DDR2 800 8gb= 2X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227269

Sony Optiarc Sata burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118012

Running Vista home prem 64bit Am thinking of finishing with

PROC E8500 3.16ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

MB ASUS P5Q-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131296

HD 640GB WD SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

VIDEO Dual PALIT HD4850 in crossfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261027

Am worried about the heat with the dual 4850's What would you guys finish with? trying to stay around $600 US and using a 22in LCD
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  1. Here's what I'd consider:
    * Case/PSU combo - If you want the Antec 900 and a good PSU, you don't need a 1kw PSU to power 2 x 4850's.
    You can use any of the top 4 combo's, but if using a single GPU I'd go with at least the 650w PSU, which is the 3rd combo from the top.

    * Since your going with a 22" (1680x1050 resolution) I'd just go with a 4870. It'll easily handle that resolution and you don't need to waste any extra power for the X-fire setup.
    $288 if bought individually, has limited lifetime warranty!!!
    VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    1gb version (~10% faster on most things) $299 - $20 MIR = $279!!!
    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    * Your memory selected is okay, but runs at 2.1v and isn't that fast. I'd consider getting the Mushkin RAM that runs at 1.8v and is a tad faster (5-4-4-12) than the ones you selected. They are also cheaper: $65 - $20 MIR = $45!!
    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    * I'm not much of a Sony fan when it comes to OD's. I'd also consider getting the RETAIL version, so you get the software that allows you to read/burn DVD's.
    $34 shipped
    LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail
  2. lunyone said:
    Here's what I'd consider:
    * Case/PSU combo - If you want the Antec 900 and a good PSU, you don't need a 1kw PSU to power 2 x 4850's.
    You can use any of the top 4 combo's, but if using a single GPU I'd go with at least the 650w PSU, which is the 3rd combo from the top.

    * Since your going with a 22" (1680x1050 resolution) I'd just go with a 4870. It'll easily handle that resolution and you don't need to waste any extra power for the X-fire setup.
    $288 if bought individually, has limited lifetime warranty!!!
    VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    1gb version (~10% faster on most things) $299 - $20 MIR = $279!!!
    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    * Your memory selected is okay, but runs at 2.1v and isn't that fast. I'd consider getting the Mushkin RAM that runs at 1.8v and is a tad faster (5-4-4-12) than the ones you selected. They are also cheaper: $65 - $20 MIR = $45!!
    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    * I'm not much of a Sony fan when it comes to OD's. I'd also consider getting the RETAIL version, so you get the software that allows you to read/burn DVD's.
    $34 shipped
    LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail



    what he said.
  3. you only need 650W even with dual 4850's, but a single 4870 1GB will be great for you.

    otherwise lunyone covered everything else. good luck!
  4. 4870 all the way
  5. Lol! guys the Antec case, the 1000w PSU and the SLI Ram i already have ;-P they are free :-p what i am askin is about the MB/CPU/Vid cards you would pair with them ;-D
  6. Sorry didn't know you already had those parts. The mobo/CPU/GPU's are fine, but I'd still go with the 4870 GPU, since your running on a 22" LCD (1680x1050).
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