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New build. Used for PS and gaming. Will overclock. $3K budget

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November 10, 2010 12:00:45 AM

Building a new desktop that is hopefully future proof for atleast 5 years or so. It's to be used for gaming and photoshop work mainly. Will be overclocked. Got my stuff below from www.pccasegear.com

Lian Li CR-36 Black Multimedia Card Reader
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB Ultra Durable CF
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX x 2
ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW SATA LightScribe
OCZ Z Series 1000W Gold Modular
CoolerMaster HAF X Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Retail Pack

Was thinking of a HD5970 but 2 5870 in CF out performs it.
The 1000w PSU does the job with 70w to spare so I don't think I should have to go any higher. Thoughts?
November 10, 2010 2:20:36 AM

^ Are you in a hurry to buy the PC or you can wait for some time ? say till Q1 2011...
As you want it to last for a long time, you would have to look at all the possible options IMO...
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November 10, 2010 2:35:20 AM

Not exactly in a hurry but the gear will be purchased within the next month or so as it is for my wife's business and we will have the money to do it then. Waiting until Q1 2011 probably will be too long.
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November 10, 2010 2:44:24 AM

I am interested to hear peoples opinions on the MOBO though. I beliebe Tom's hasn't done a review of it yet so any more info would be greatly appreciated.
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