Beginner! Parted out my first build. Critique and suggestions?

Hello there! New to the forums. This is my first build and I have relied heavily on the advice of friends, but I thought I'd get a more professional opinion.

Approximate Purchase Date: Parting as I get the money. (Within 2 months)


Budget Range: under ~$1750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet...Gaming.


Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: I plan on sticking with the Radeon HD 5850.


Overclocking: Maybe, but nothing that needs watercooling.


SLI or Crossfire:


Additional Comments: It's mainly for running WoW, Starcraft 2, other high quality games. I do a lot of multi-tasking, multiple videos/games running at the same time. Got the 750W over the 650W for the 4 PCIe for future upgrades.

Here is what I'm looking at right now.

Rosewill Cruiser ATX Mid Tower
http://www.rosewill.com/products/1515/productDetail.htm

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441

SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104140

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm_re=western_digital_1tb_7200-_-22-136-533-_-Product

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=corsaid%20tx750w

Just a generic cheap CD drive. I don't know much about this, I'll be using it for audio CD's, burning them sometimes.

Just a mainly gaming PC, with some nice space for storing videos recorded in Frapps and your everyday pictures and such.

I would love any help with this, any tips you may want to give me.

I appreciate the help in advance!!!
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  1. If you're waiting to get the cash for this build, i would wait until Intel Sandy Bridge comes out or perhaps even AMD Bulldozer and then post again. You will be able to get a brand new platform within your budget range... Also, if you read the article below, it seems WOW (not sure about starcraft) seems to benefit from Both Intel CPU's and Nvidia GPU's as opposed to AMD/ATI...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793.html
  2. Thanks! I won't have all of the money for about two months, is that going to be enough time to allow the new AMD and Intels to come out?

    Also, I'm not tooo worried about the way WoW looks, I just want to run it lag free.
  3. Intel Sandy Bridge will definitely be out, Bulldozer should be shortly after...
  4. At this point I have the Case, PSU, HDD, and CD Drive. Just need the internals MoBo, CPU, GPU, and OS. What should I wait on and what should I grab now? Should I get something less pricey for what I'm trying to spend?
  5. TTT
  6. If you're budget range is $1,750 USD or less then go with the following if you were to buy now. This system is very capable and will last quite some time...

    CPU/Motherboard/Case COMBO!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.568516
    Intel Core i7 - 950 CPU/ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard/Cooler Master HAF X Case

    Video Card!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121412
    ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Power Supply!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    RAM!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231358
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

    Hard Drive!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Heatsink/Fan!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

    DVD!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Operating System!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Solid State Drive!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226168
    Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL40GB-DX 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    All the above costs $1,692.00 if shipping to the east coast 3-day shipping. This system will work wonders for you for a very long time and if you find yourself needing more video card power it will support adding another GTX 570 for SLI.

    If you were going to wait for Sandy Bridge, the only thing that would change here would be the motherboard and CPU, the rest would stay.

    The Solid State Drive is where i would install the operating system.
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