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.)

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP

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...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273249

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    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
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q4U5EY
  2. And definitely a SATA DVD drive...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167

    And actually for HD 5850 crossfire, you wont need 750W PSU...Even the Corsair 650TX is powerful enough to run them...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=Corsair%20650tx
  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...
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R5AB8W
  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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