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Any advice or opinions on my 1st build?

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February 28, 2010 1:15:21 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week BUDGET RANGE: $1400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop-digital painting & photo editing, Gaming, Surfing the internet, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've been lurking for a couple weeks and have come up with this build based off of tecmo34's guide. Right now with shipping, I'm at $1,373, and I don't want to go higher than $1,400. Am I getting the most bang for my buck? Any advice would be appreciated.


CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 28, 2010 1:17:22 AM

Looks like quite the nice build. You dont really need an 850W PSU though, unless you want to crossfire in the future.
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February 28, 2010 1:47:08 AM

I do want to crossfire in the future. Just figure I'd play it safe and go for an 850 versus a 750 or 650.
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February 28, 2010 2:14:17 AM

Yep cant really knock anything you picked honestly, its a good build.
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