Building my first rig in 5 years.......what do you guys think?

Good morning guys,
I am here to ask for some input on the new rig im about to buy......strictly online gaming. Id like to keep in around 1000-1200. This is what I've come up with.
(like i said earlier, i havent built on in a while so help me out if you see something out of wack)

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE

Motherboard: Biostar ta890fxe

Memory: GSkill Ripjaws (2 x 4GB) ddr3 1600

HD: WD caviar 640GB 7200rpm Sata 6.0

Video Card: Radeon HD 6850 (Sapphire) [may crossfire in future]

Case: Antec 300 ATX mid

Power: Raidmax rx-850ae (850w) 80+ gold cert

Optical: ASUS sata 24x dvd burner

Monitor: ASUS VH242H 23.6 HDMI full 1080p

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I look forward to your feedback.......
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  1. for <$1200 you can do much, much better... here's a Sandy Bridge system that will perform ~40-45% better than the average AMD system right now:
    - ASUS Black 24X DVDRW SATA: $17
    - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $65 -> you won't saturate the SATA6 with that single hard drive... may as well get the 1TB drive more space + less money
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100
    - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms Full 1080P LCD + Built in Speakers: $180
    - Antec Three Hundred Illusion: $70 -> comes with fans... looks cooler
    - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB: $175
    - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1600: $50
    - ASRock P67 Extreme4 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SLI/Crossfire: $153
    - [COMBO] Intel Core i5-2500K + CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX: $300 -> you definitely don't want that PSU... stick with top quality like Corsair (especially if you want to overclock + future Crossfire) + save on the combo

    TOTAL: $1110 (before rebates)
  2. Hi, Here is a build that was recommend to me. And I am using the Asus monitor, it's awesome for gaming and watching Blue Ray.

    Oops, previous links were obsolete. :o

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

    ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Comes to $1159 including shipping + Taxes ($20 Rebates not included)

    Hope this helps.
  3. thanks for the input.....i ended up mirroring your build mike....your right intel is the way to go.

    again thanks for all your guys help
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