This will be my first attempt at building a pc and i want it to be around $1,000 and i just wanted to know if what i have so far is good for the price and if you guys could give me some suggestions on what i should change i would be very grateful. I am not going to overclock it yet but don't want to rule it out nor am i going to crossfire yet. I would also like to allow room to add on more without having to completely replace something. If you see something that is bad in my build please suggest a replacement. thanks. The parts so far are:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory
XFX Radeon HD 4850 HD-485X-ZNFC Video Card
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ATX AMD Motherboard
NeoPower 650 Blue 650W Power Supply
Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
I was always an AMD guy until my first build of a gaming pc and was talked into going with Intel, you may want to research this. I wound up with a q6600 quad core intel processor with a stock speed of 2.4GHz and is now OC'ec to 3.50 GHz on an XFX 780i mobo(if I was to do it again I would use an Asus mobo). This is on air cooling with a TRUE 120.
4850 my bad, I would definetly upgrade graphics downgrade the cpu to the Phenom II x4 3.4Ghz, to compensate for cost. Besides there are no practical gains with a six core in most programs at this time.
Does the motherboard i have support SLI as well as Crossfire or would I need to get a different one if i were to go with nVidia? And if I need another one which do you recommend? And about what I will use it for it's really quite broad. Nothing in particular, i just want a solid computer that will be easy to adapt in the future. Either way is the gpu that I have at the moment the best for around $100?