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June 18, 2010 1:12:02 AM

Here's the build I stole from a poster on these forums.
I didn't make this.

Two things however,
1. Is there a better version of the 5850 that I can get for an extra $30 or so?
2. Will this (including better 5850 version if you recommended one) fit in that case?

CPU - i5-750 - $199.99 [...] -_-Product

MOBO - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - $179.99 [...] -_-Product
Cheapest board that Fully implements usb3 and sata 6gbps, a bit expensive, but is a really nice board. Some other people my suggest getting cheaper less feature packed boards, completely up to you, choose your buget

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $98.99 [...] 6820231190

GPU - Ati 5850 - $279.99 [...] -_-Product
the 5850 will be great at those resolutions for a long time, and if you decide to go a bit bigger on the next monitor, it will cover that too

PSU - XFX XXX 650w - $99.99 [...] xfx%20650w
Nice PSU, 650w is easily enough for two 5850s, so upgrades are covered too

HDD -SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99 [...] -_-Product
Fast, single 500Gb platter, quiet

OPTICAL - LG Dvd burner OEM - $19.99 [...] 6827136168

CASE - CM Storm Scout - $89.99 [...] 6811119196
Nice portable case (i guess thats why you chose it)
if you want better airflow, go for a CM haff 922, they are similar prices

CPU Cooler - Scythe Mugen Revb - $34.99 [...] -_-Product
A must if you wanna OC, as the stock HSF wont cut it

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June 18, 2010 1:19:29 AM

Your links are all broken.
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June 18, 2010 2:45:16 PM

I searched around to see if 5850s fit and they do, so it should be fine. Confident enough on this that I'm using 5850+scout in my (hopefully) soon build when I get the money..

according to that, both a single card and 2 cards crossfired fit fine.

This RAM's only a bit more but it's faster:
June 18, 2010 2:52:57 PM

DON'T get that PSU. I would recommend going with the Corsair 750TX. This has plenty of headroom for future GPU upgrades, and a nice OC.

Stick with these brands for PSU, Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, Silverstone, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ (on a budget)

There is probably a factory overclocked HD5850 that will cost more, though I would look for one that has better cooling in mind. Usually HIS and Sapphire offer better aftermarket coolers on their GPUs.