[First Build] ~ 900 Dollar gaming rig

this is what i have picked out so far.
I just need some feedback/reviews on this build.
will use for gaming/photo editing.
any tips on building appreciated :pt1cable:

-thanks, you guys are bomb.
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  1. A couple suggestions:

    G.Skill PI Black
    Better RAM, lower voltage.

    Gigabyte UD3P
    The extra cash you spend on this one would be worth it. If not that, then this:

    The Corsair 850TX is a great PSU. If you need to save though, the 750TX would.... Ah, never mind you are getting the combo deal on the PSU/Case.

    Good overall build.
  2. Only comment would be that the Q6600, although much loved is getting on a little, have a look at some of the newer 45nm chips Q8xxx (I think)
  3. i like the antec 900 case better and it's 10 bucks cheaper in this combo with that mobo:


    if you plan to overlock get this:
  4. jpdykes said:
    Only comment would be that the Q6600, although much loved is getting on a little, have a look at some of the newer 45nm chips Q8xxx (I think)


    They're faster and run cooler.
  5. Just for more variety I post an AMD build, just for the record I know little of AMD's besides looking at them for the past day or 2 so if you do go with what I post get it double checked by someone else. And I just slaped this build together in a few minutes last night just to get a rough idea of what it would cost me to do an upgrade. Oh and if you look around you can probably find better deals + bundles.

    AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $169.00

    ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $139.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

    SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $161.99 (2 of these for crossfire)

    PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $99.99 after sale and rebates

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $69.99

    Subtotal: $898.94
    Tax: $65.17
    Total: $964.11

    But you still need a case, and accessories, but thats more personal preference so I leave that up to you. And if you plan to OC pick up a heatsink for the CPU I recomend one but I know nothing really AMD chips besides what I learned in the past few days which so far in my opinion they look pretty nice for price/performance wise.
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