New i7-860 build, want advice.

So here is my build I got together so far.

CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V

Video Card: XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 or XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5<---If it comes out around the time I decide to order.

(Want to do Crossfire in the near future.)


Optical: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

HDD: None.

Operating System: None

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

Monitor: Already have a 1920x1080.

So thats what I have so far, price for everything I want is around $1,000 USD, max I am willing to go is around $1,200 USD.
I want to be able to play all game for awhile at relatively high settings at 1920x1080. I am not picky about Nvidia/ATI, I just want the best performance at 1920x1080 for my money.

Any suggestions/comments?
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  1. ^ Hmm.. My suggestions...

    1. CPU + Mobo combo...
    This mobo also offers all the important features...

    2. CASE - I would prefer this case for about $89, with Free shipping and it is a better case than that 900
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    $10 off w/ promo code EMCMLLW48, ends 10/14

    3. Graphics card - Dint you know there are newer DirectX 11 cards available...The HD 5850 would compliment that 860 better...
    XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5
  2. And definitely a SATA DVD drive...

    And actually for HD 5850 crossfire, you wont need 750W PSU...Even the Corsair 650TX is powerful enough to run them...
  3. Thanks for the suggestions, would you know when the 5850s are going to be released?
  4. The HD 5850s are released...
    here is a link to the product that currently is in stock...
  5. The system will run better with RAM installed. :)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $89.99

    I didn't see RAM mentioned anywhere in the above posts.
  6. For crossfire though, he would need four 6 pin connectors (and the 650 TX only has two)...
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