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My first build <$900 after tax shipping ect... what u think

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March 1, 2010 5:49:00 AM

I plan on building this computer in early april so any help would be greatly apprecitaed.
here is what i am thinking of so far

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Deneb 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will prob go w/ either samsung spinpoint f3 hd or a western digital cavair black hd 500gb or tb not sure which way to go quite yet

i am only going with that particular psu cause the current pakage it is in with the 5850 is $70 off plus 30 MIR
but my biggest question is on my motherboard and graphics card, i was wondering if i should just get an asus 790fx mobo and then CF 2 4850/4870 or go with my current plan or somewhere in between
i also plan on buying either a 23" monitor or just buying a 26" tv shortly after building this comp separate from the 900 for computer
I want this comp to be pretty good for at least a 2 years b4 i need to make any major upgrades and i do not plan to build another from scratch, like i will obviously add ram when needed but i dont not want to by a new cpu every year i want it to be able to play games like left 4 dead and star craft 2 if it every decides to show up with ease on max settings or damn close to it.
all opinions will be taken into consideration and is greatly appreciated.
March 1, 2010 5:56:47 AM

i do plan on over clocking and will def try to unlock the other 2 cores on the cpu, if i were to get a 5850 a 2nd would prob come next year so this will be Crossfired at somepoint in its life no matter what. I just would like to know if i will truly tell the diff between video cards. and i do have a monitor that will support the ridiculusly high resolutions that are mandatory for the 5850
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March 1, 2010 6:01:07 AM

i do have windows 7 pro already both versions (got them for free from school), dunno if it will help u guys, just putting that out there
and allot of the things posted are c it came in a combo so it isn't necessarily what i will buy cause it may not exist by the time i order them. i just want an idea of what works well together.
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March 1, 2010 9:34:53 AM

That looks quite nice ;) 
not sure about the XFX powersupply, would recommend the Antec TruePower 650w.
The samsung spinpoint F3 is great (I'd go with that one),
p.s. you could get the HD5830 and save some money but that depends how much gaming you do :) 
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March 1, 2010 3:39:10 PM

^+1 very nice build!
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March 1, 2010 7:37:58 PM

yeah the xfx psu is def out of the wuestion since it is no longer buldled w/ the 5850 any more
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