Need advice for new rig

Hey guys, new member here.. but not new to the site :P

im looking for some advice on a possible new rig, im gonna be building a pc basically for general use

mostly net browsing, heavy downloading, music/media center/server, occasional photo/video editing...

i dont really do too much pc gaming so not really concerned about that. however, i would like to be able to upgrade if needed

im on a moderate budget about $850 this is what i have so far

Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E - (229.99)
CPU: Intel i7-950 - (289.99)
RAM: Kingston 6gb (3x2gb) 1600MHz CL8 - (154.xx)
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - (89.99)
GFX: will using onboard graphics (for time being)

the case, HDD and DVD drives i will take from my old rig..

if anyone has any advice or can recommend some better hardware for around the same price i would greatly apprecaite it!

thanks again
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  1. if your gonna game, and just doing a net browsing,downloading. i7 would be to much for your use.

  2. I disagree that it would be 'too much' for general use....; but, agree he could easily get 90% of the same performance with a socket 1156 mainboard and i5 processor, for a few hundred dollars less in cpu/mainboard/mem costs (only need 2 sticks vs. 3)...

    Unless this build is in 'must have tomorrow' status, I'd wait for the few weeks for SandyBridge socket 1155 cpus/mainboards, a nice 10-12% performance jump at simlar to 'older' i5 prices
  3. HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM
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  4. For 40$ more you could get the 6870
  5. well after some internal debate i agree that i prolly wouldnt use the full potential of the system...

    here is my revision

    MOBO + CPU combo - (294.00)

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz

    RAM - (66.49)

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600

    PSU - (69.99)

    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    after taxes and shipping works out to 497.73

    is that amd cpu worth the money or should i spend a $50 more to get the x6 1090T BE? ive never really bought amd before so a little nervous about that..

    and also would i actually notice any difference over CL8 or CL7 ram for 10 bucks more?

    my new budget is $500 so if anyone can help with a better build would greatly apprecaite it..

  6. no the 1090T be is only good if your going to overclock.
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