Parts check

Starting a new semi budge build. Main uses will be MMOs light gaming and Photoshop/Illustrator work. Nothing too taxing.

Here is what I have so far....

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (159.99)

MoBo - undecided (SLI or Xfire possible)

GPU - open to suggestions (SLI or Xfire possible)

PSU - waiting on final parts set up to decide on this

Case - Antec Nine Hundred (reusing this case - $0)

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 (54.99) (possibly 2 in a RAID configuration?)

Optical - open to suggestions

OS - Windows 7 64 bit (99.99)

Any suggestions on what to fill out the build with or things I should consider changing? I would like to keep this under say $800 usd... currently with the parts above I am only at about $375. (budget is flexable, 800 is just a random guesstimate)

EDIT: Forgot to add the new build info form...


BUDGET RANGE: $800 or less.... If I can get comparable performance while spending less going one way or another, that's fine.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: photoshop and illustrator design (nothing system intensive), wow (no extreme gaming), general browsing and streaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case (antec900), keyboard, mouse, 2x 22" monitors, design tablet

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Fry's (store nearby)



SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe ... not sure I would need to this at all. Wow is not a demanding gaming, but I am unsure if PS/Ill are more processer or gpu driven.. I am guessing processor.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I currently use 1440x900... unsure of monitor max res.
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  1. $660AR so +100 for OS ^^

    edit: remove case as u have one hehe
  2. Talk about a quick build. Took me all morning to decide on the parts I had.. and you banged that out in 2 minutes.. :ouch:
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