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Hows this for first build? I need your input!!!!!!!

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June 29, 2009 9:27:26 AM

Question: Just curious if i did a good job...this is my first build ever. Would love your input and suggestions.

USE: mainly recording music (i have m-audio interface) and gaming, web browsing, audio etc...

Budget: around 900ish w/ monitor. I already have keyboard, mouse, and speakers


Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Combo....Corsair 750W PSU, Gigabyte GA-MA790X http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Combo....Radeon HD 4870, AMD Phenom II X4 810 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Combo...Antec Three Hundred, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR2 1066 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Maybe sound card and wireless adapter....don't know what to get tho. Thanks in advance :) 

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June 29, 2009 10:50:01 AM

yea, a little sluggish that 810. Go with the 940, or the x3 720.
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June 29, 2009 3:09:29 PM

that looks like a great first build! much better than i did my first time....

but i too agree with kevin1212 that the 810 is a bit slow for a quadcore. go with a 720x3 but if your budget allows it, go for a 940
June 29, 2009 6:59:18 PM

gkay09 said:
^That is a very good setup...but go with the 750TX only if you are sure of adding one more 4870 in crossfire anytime soon...Else get the the cheaper Antec EA650...

Here is a Faster CPU if you want...
X4 940 + ASUS 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



ok sweet, i will definitely get the 940 and 4870. I think it would be good to have the option of doing crossfire so i can keep playing advanced games in the future without having to buy a ton of new parts...

What is a good board that will let me crossfire that is around the same price of 110ish? Or is the board i have now fine?
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