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Rate my $900 budget build

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December 20, 2008 3:09:33 AM

Asus P5q Pro Motherboard
Corsair 450w PSU
G Skill Black DDR2 800 RAM(4-4-4-12)
HIS 4850 Iceq 4 Turbo version
Intel Quad Core Q6600
Coolermaster Centurion 590
Western Digital 640gb Hard Drive
LG 22x DvD Burner

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December 20, 2008 3:12:59 AM

Looks good.

You might want to list the individual pieces since you can only see that wishlist if you're logged onto a Newegg account. You'll get much more feedback that way.
December 20, 2008 3:20:30 AM

looks really nice.
two things: could try stepping up the black series WD drives, might have a performance gain there.

other: did not see an aftermarket heatsink, not sure if you have one, or want one, but if you are OC'ing, might be a good choice.

Pick up the Xigmatek 1283 with retention bracket, cant go wrong with those.
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December 20, 2008 3:22:17 AM

i already ordered it and naw i dont plan on OCing aha
December 20, 2008 3:28:01 AM

I would go with a higher clock core 2 duo wolfsdale 45nm CPU ....pick up the combo deal on the E8400.

Your PSU is good for 1 4850 GPU, but lacks the power to utilize the crossfire capability of your Asus P5Q Pro motherboard. I would suggest dumping $50 more into a 750watt corsair PSU.

4850 is the best value of all the ATI 4000 series cards, but I prefer the MSI one for the cooling and customer support.

All of your other components are solid.
December 20, 2008 3:59:45 AM

The HIS is the best of the 4850's because of the cooler . Good choice .

The power supply will run all that fine , but it will be working hard at load . Id step up to 550 - 650 watts and have it run cool and quiet
December 20, 2008 7:22:27 PM

i was on a very STRICT budget i literally couldnt go a cent over if i did get that i would of needed to buy a better PSU and i ONLY buy corsair PSU's although if rebate goes well i will be getting one