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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

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  1. 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.
  2. This is a very well balanced computer, no bottlenecks and a very good gaming rig. Ignore ^ the q6600 is a cpu that is about to be retired.
    God I wish I had a thousand to spend on my machine.
  3. I like your build but... what do you intend to use it for? Depending on usage, there are a lot of small changes I would make to it.
  4. Yeah if this is a gaming rig mostly, the CPU is overkill and the GPU is and undershot.
  5. If I had my way, I would change out the 5850 with the new gtx 460, but that's me.
  6. Computerrock1 said:
    If I had my way, I would change out the 5850 with the new gtx 460, but that's me.

    He didn't mention a 5850.
  7. luciped said:


    XFX Radeon HD 4850 HD-485X-ZNFC Video Card



    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.
  8. 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?
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    luciped said:
    Either way is the gpu that I have at the moment the best for around $100?

    Yes. Today's 5750 performs the same as the 4850 and costs somewhere around $130 normally.

    if i were to go with nVidia
    Don't. And you will find that SLI/crossfire info on either the site you are getting the motherboard from, on the manufacturer's website, or in the motherboard manual.

    And if I need another one which do you recommend?
    For going crossfire/SLI? Both should be the same model, or it could be detrimental to performance.

    Nothing in particular, i just want a solid computer that will be easy to adapt in the future.
    Then wait for bulldozer next year, or get the 1055t right now.
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