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1st Homebuilt computer-Need help/advice!

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September 23, 2010 11:24:17 PM

Hi, guys.
This is my first home built computer and want to see what you guys think of it before I purchase the components.
Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated!

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan

Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard - AMD 890FX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s

Corsair CMT4GX3M2A1866C9 Domintor GT Dual Channel 4096MB PC15000 DDR3 Memory - 1866MHz, 2x2048MB, 9-9-9-24

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case

Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM


Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card

Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, 80+ Silver, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications

2x Asus EAH5770CuCore/2DI/1G Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, VGA, HDMI

Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP Socket AM2/AM3 CPU Cooler - 65 Watt

Please respond about any errors or incompatible components!

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a c 111 B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2010 11:35:06 PM

Total overkill on the PSU the system would run fine on 550-650 watt PSU (I would suggest Corsair, Antec, Seasonic or XFX). With the quality of integrated sound today there is no need for a sound card.
September 23, 2010 11:57:01 PM

Thanks for the reply and advice!

New question is it worth it if I get the Radeon 5870 instead of the crossfire 5770s?
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a c 111 B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 12:01:54 AM

Similar performance more money! It would leave you with a open slot for upgrade later. I personally would select a single card solution over dual card solution.
September 24, 2010 12:06:36 AM

Thank you for all the help rolli59! :D