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August 3, 2010 11:03:06 AM

Be grateful if you guys could have a quick look at my below build. Plan on using it for gaming (starcraft 2, dragon age, NO FPS needed). I will also be using for doing work at home, im an architect so will be only using it for Autodesk Revit and AutoCad and potentially 3DS Max in the future. A little use of Photoshop too.

I already have Win7 64Bit and a new HP ZR24w screen.

Any advice greatly appreciated. Please let me know if i should change anything etc.

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August 3, 2010 12:48:07 PM

is the amd phenom II x6 1090T out of your price range? and if you get a gtx 460 i recommend the gigabyte gtx 460 OC edition
August 3, 2010 12:55:50 PM

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August 3, 2010 1:47:25 PM

i thought the Asus Crosshair IV Formula was CF enabled.

i have been to'ing and fro'ing between either the 5850 or GTX460 and came to the conclusion that in terms of £££ v performance, the GTX was the better option. Now i know that the board is not SLi compatible, but i really dont plan on getting a Sli or Crossfire setup.

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