Help with Gaming Rig

Hey forums,

I've come up with a final gaming build. It's about 850 dollars after rebates. I need opinions (problems, bottlenecks, compatability) to make sure it's good to go. Also, I need help on which 5850 to choose for this build. (see below)

CPU and PSU Combo: Phenom II X4 955 & Corsair 650W

Mobo and OS Combo: Windows 7 Home Premium & Asrock 870 Extreme3

RAM: Patriot G-Series 4Gb DDR3 1333 Mhz

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 500Gb 32Mb Cache

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

Optical Drive: Lite-On

GPU: Asus DirectCU HD 5850 OR XFX HD 5850

Please help with the 5850 issue, and I want to know any thoughts you have about the build. ANY. Criticisms, issues, compatibility, whatever.

Thanks :bounce:
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  1. Nice! I would take the XFX cheaper, dual lifetime warranty and exhaust from the cooler outside the case.
  2. My only issue with the XFX is that it has no voltage control. And I would like my 5850 to overclock to the level of a 5870. That I know the ASUS can. However, do you think the price difference is worth it?
  3. If you are going to tweak voltages for a increase in overclock then it is worth it.
  4. But otherwise the system is good?
  5. I'd try something other than the WD Green. I've never been too impressed with those.

    Maybe one of these?
  6. Looks solid overall, but for 15$ more you can get a 1TB 7200 drive.

    And for 10$ more you can get some significantly nicer ram
  7. Thing is...I can get the Caviar Green for incredibly cheap
    35 bucks new
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