Hello Tomshardware community. I've been trying to put together a decent gaming computer for around 700-800 dollars. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for making this build better as I can go about 50 dollars more. Also if you can spot any incompatibility with the parts I picked now.
Budget Range: 700-850 incl tax but after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Starcraft 2, WoW, newer FPSs), hd movies, web browsing, some video editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(windows 7 64bit)
Location: California, USA
Parts Preferences: AMD cpu, no preference between Radeon and the GTX 400 line but I went with the 460 since I'm not sure if i'll go crossfire
SLI or Crossfire: Not likely; I may crossfire down the line if I settle on a 5830 or 5850 but I picked the 460 for the price/performance of a single card.
It totals up to $760 after tax is included and rebates
Since the graphics card isn't tethered with combo deals I'm thinking a 5850 might be worth it just for the crossfire possibility. I think the 650w should be able to handle the crossfiring 5850s if I eventually add another 5850. I ran a psu calculator and said the setup should only take 452w.
Thanks for the input on the psu and hard drive. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go for the 5850 just to keep the dual card option open. It seems like people have been okay with fitting the 5850 in the lian li case so I should be fine there.