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Looking for opinions on my new i5 build

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January 1, 2011 2:30:52 PM

Hello everyone, I'm currently building a new PC for general gaming/video editing and everyday usage, running 1900x1200 resolution. I will most likely do some light overclocking too. This is what I have so far, just wondering if this seems like a good combination for the price? Also is one graphics card sensible or should I get two slightly less powerful cards in Crossfire/SLI? I can move about £150 either way on the budget. Thanks!

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H - £61.75

Intel i5 760, 2.8 GHz, 8MB Cache - £140.72

1GB MSI Radeon HD 6850 OC, 4400MHz GDDR5, GPU 820MHz - £132.40

500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms - £29.95

650W Antec TruePower - £65.76

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V - £38.07

Antec 300 - £48.98

Total - £517.60

Also, I am thinking about waiting till mid January to see if the prices change with Sandy Bridge, does that seem sensible?

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January 1, 2011 4:03:11 PM

Waiting for Sandy Bridge is not a bad idea. A good looking selection you got there. I personally would do single more powerful card, it can later be upgraded to dual but you would need a different motherboard for a CF setup.
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