How are my future gaming/work computer specs

Could you tell me if these parts will work as a home built computer?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 2 weeks, $1800-2100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: All are required (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX.com, Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, with ATI graphics.

OVERCLOCKING: No OC, with Crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet, attractive PC

EDITED SPECS:

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme ATX LGA1336 X58 DDR3

Processor: Intel Core i7-930 Quad Core Processor LGA1336 2.8 GHz

Computer Case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX

Memory: Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4 GB DDR3

Fan Cooling: Coolermaster TLF-S82-EB 80MM 1800 RPM

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB 7200 RPM

Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire

Power Supply: Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V ATX
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  1. Technically speaking, everything will 'work' together (apart from the memory, you'll need DDR2), but it is probably not optimised for it. By that I mean, why use an older X48 chipset based LGA 775 motherboard, when there are newer LGA 1156 & 1366 processors available?

    If you can, swap that motherboard out for a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R, and swap that HDD for a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB. As for your CPU you'll need a Core i7 900 based processor, the most ideal would be the i7 930, $200 at Micro Center pickup.

    If you're reusing that old board though from an older build, you will need to get a dual channel 2x2GB DDR2 memory kit, 3x2GB is triple channel which is not supported by any Core 2 processors, and that DFI LP DK X48-T2RS board only supports DDR2 memory.
  2. Will the LGA 1156 Motherboard support Crossfire? I really want this to be a gaming PC. Thanks for your help so far.

    EDITED: Whoops, forgot the processor. The processor I have planned is an Intel i5 750 Quad Core 2.66 GHz "Lynnfield". Should I change it to what you said? And will the GIGABYTE motherboard support Crossfire?
  3. Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    Yes, plenty of 1156 MOBO's support xfire. Though if you also want USB 3 SATA 6, you're pretty much stuck with the ASUS boards ATM.


    Initial MOBO listed will not support an i5-750.
  4. I've edited my future system specs, mind if anyone checks them out? Thanks for the help so far! It'll take a few mins for me to edit it.
  5. There, updated, please please please reply.
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