Ready to order, opinions please.

This is my gaming machine that I have put together. Please look it over and let me know what you think. I only plan on having 1 monitor at 1900X1080 if that helps. Here goes:

CPU/DVD-Burner Combo:
(Phenom II X4-965BE)/Sony Optiarc DVD-Burner

PSU/RAM Combo:
Corsair 850TX/G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

MOBO/CPU Cooler (will use auto-OC in BIOS):
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler (I read good reviews on this cooler)

XFX HD5870

Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

CASE/OS Combo:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922/Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Please critique and let me know of any problems you might see. Thanks!
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  1. Good build. Just 2 things -

    1. That PSU is way overkill, even for a Xfire set-up. Go with the much cheaper, but more than sufficient CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX.

    To be perfectly honest, if you've got no intention of Xfiring that 5870 of yours, you might also wanna go with OCZ Fatal1ty 550W for just the one GFX card.

    2. Faster HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3.

    Keep the rest of the stuuff. You're good to go :)
  2. also if you are overclocking then go for a phenom II x4 955 and rather get a coolermaster hyper 212+ cpu cooler if you can, dont get it from newegg as the hyper 212+ is overpriced on newegg
  3. Best answer
    since you're going with a black edition CPU it only makes sense that you're overclocking, and like gordon said the 955 and 965 overclock exactly the same, the 955 is just cheaper. the PSU is WAY overkill, 650W is more than enough, especially if you're not getting nvidia gtx 400 cards.

    and i will say what i say to everyone building a new gaming comp: try squeeze an ssd into your budget! they are totally worth it, i would recommend them almost every time. if you must, just get a 5850 as it handles most games except crysis and those other often quoted games at max setting. they overclock like champs too, often as fast as 5870's at stock. the extra money from only getting a 5850 can be used to fund your ssd ^_^
  4. Knowing absolutely nothing about SSD's, what size would you think I'd need? What is the primary purpose of having one? Is it so Windows loads faster or what? Oh, and will I need a controller card for it, or will it work with my motherboard?
  5. After doing a little research, Ive decided to take your advice (thanks ItouchedYou) and add a SSD to my build. I selected an OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). The reviews I've read about it say it is one of the fastest SSD's you can buy. At $129 with a $20 rebate I could not pass it up. I kept the 5870 as well. 60GB sould be enough space for Windows 7, World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV when it comes out. I canot wait till I get this bad boy together and see how it runs. Thanks for all your help.
  6. Just wait a couple of months if you're planning to buy an SSD. Newer, faster ones are coming out, and prices are gonna drop quite a bit, I think.
  7. Heh, too late :P I placed my order for my goodies already. Should be here in a couple days and I cant wait to see how it does. Anyways, I can always get another SSD later.
  8. Best answer selected by rixsterc.
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