i have a system in mind and i have started buying parts but just the motherboard and case. please review my setup and letme know what opinions you have as well as any problems you have had with any of my planned parts . Also please let meknowif you have seen any of the pieces for a lower price and where you saw them.
AMD HDT90ZFBGRBOX Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - 3.20GHz, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Socket AM3, Processor with Fan
299 tiger direct
Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard - AMD 890FX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s
ABS DARK BERET seriesDB1000-M-BRZ 1000W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified,Modular Cable Design,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"
149 new egg
Xfx Radeon HD 5850 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI
279 new egg
Western Digital WD2001FASS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200 RPM, 64MB, SATA-300
Sony AD-7240S-0B Optiarc DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA (OEM)
Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Special Edition ATX Full Tower Case - ATX, 7x Expansion Slots, 2x 120mm Fan Ports, Acrylic AMD Dragon Side Panel
No render/encode/compile: 440 Rana - 955BE Deneb
No crazy CF : Asrock 870 Extreme 3 (8/8) or Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 (16/16)
Corsair 750TX for PSU is good to go : point of diminishing returns kick in once CF > 2 GPUs anyways
I would hit a single HD 5870 as well seeing u not tight for $$ hehe (and hit it where it counts if gaming)
I will be doing crossfire about with the 5850. However i dont really see the point in spending the money for the 5870 due to the fact that the transistor amount is the same just the voltage imput and the mhz speed is a little faster from what i have read anyway. But I am not seeing point in spending the 200 hundred for those particular cards? Also i was thinking about upgrading to a 1000 watt psu for upgradeability later on. looking into the 5970 when the price comes down or maybe the 480s.
Look at how big that cpu cooler is. If you have both fans installed, it will overlap your first two slots of ram. Im looking at getting this mother board also, but im not sure witch cpu cooler to get with it.