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New gaming rig - what are your views on it?

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April 19, 2010 1:06:54 PM

Hey all just thinking what are your thoughts on my new system as I originally planned to spend just £600 but got a bit of a windfall in work and I also really wanted the SSD hard drive and a cinema system link up.

Motherboard GByte GA-MA785GT-UD3H MoBo £74.00
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache £125.05
RAM 4 GB Ballistix DDR3 PC3-10600 £109.49
GFX CARD 2 x Vertex3D/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512M £174.17
AUDIO Panasonic HDMI DVD Home Theatre System - Black £108.70
POWER 700W STORM LPK19-35 PSU £25.58
HARD DRIVE Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda and OCZ 60 GB Vertex Series SATA II 2.5-Inch SSD Drive £187.56
Misc Sony 24x DVDRW Internal + cables hdmi and sata + sdd bay + windows 7 upgrade cd + Xclio Godspeed Two Advanced case + Akasa AK-MX010 2.5' MOUNT 3.5' for SSD + A/Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 £144.21

Total worth (new) 19/04/10 £948.76
Total cost with P&P £973.09

So for upgrades in future will i need more ram? I already have a 27inch nice LG monitor 1080p fullHD but with cinema system im gonna need a bigger one arent i? I've got a couple of ram sticks but its only 1033bus speeds

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April 19, 2010 1:11:39 PM

^ 2x HD 4850s ? and a cheapo PSU ? and also that mobo will not do x8x8 crossfire, which will bottleneck the 2nd card...
April 19, 2010 1:16:59 PM

I had to buy 4850s because the higher cost so much here in the UK. I think the PSU should do the job fingers crossed they always let me down anyway so dont mind replacing in the future.

Also what do you mean with the crossfire i've never used crossfire or sli before
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April 19, 2010 1:25:10 PM

If you run 2 cards, then it is called as Crossfire - ATI specific tech and SLI is Nvidia specific tech for the same...
April 19, 2010 1:32:49 PM

Your right I didn't realise how big an impact that would make on the system so i'll send the mobo back and get a x16 x16 one, would like the dolby 5.1 surround built in too though. Could you suggest me a good mobo that covers this?

Thanks for the help