New Gaming/Work System Build

I started noticing when picking up some of the newer games that I was having to run them at medium to low settings to avoid bad FPS. I also started to notice that having a few Mozilla tabs open was eating a lot of the RAM I had available and causing my computer to go extremely slow. I was going to just upgrade my RAM and add another 2GB but realized it was probably time to upgrade.

Approximate Purchase Date: Today
Budget Range: 600-700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Working (Visual Studio), Video Editing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor/OS/Speakers/Hard Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Listed Below
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: NONE


Current Machine:

Asus P5B-E Motherboard
2GB (4x512MB DDR2)
Intel E8400 CPU
EVGA 8800GT

New Machine:

Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Case (Tom's Hardware 2010 Recommended Buy) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
ASRock 880G EXTREME3 AM3 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157191
XFX Radeon HD 6850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515
Rosewill 630w PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200
G.SKILL Ripjaw 8GB RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Back Edition 3.2ghz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

Total comes to a little less than 700$. I am just going to pull the rest of what I need from my current machine and probably sell it on Craigs list.

So any feedback you guys can give prior to me ordering would be appreciated. Obviously I am not looking to build the absolute best machine possible, as these things get outdated so fast now, it isn't worth building a 2000$ machine.
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  1. Fill out the form in the sticky, linkin my sig.

    What programs are you using build for?
    What res is your monitor? etc.
  2. I added it to the original post.
  3. What editing software, specifically is it CUDA or GPu accelerated?

    If you can wait, SB in April would be worth it.

    If you need a PC now, and you're fine with overclocking an xeon x3440 will give you better performance.

    Don't see optical drive listed, do you need one?
    Also, what's your current HD? If it's a few years old its worth the money to upgrade for a performance boost.

    A Cuda build

    Case
    no change $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    RAM
    no change $85
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

    CPU
    xeon x3440 $240
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117225

    mobo/GPu
    Asus p7p55d-e LX and GTX 460 1gb $285 w/ $30 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.599083

    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 500w $65 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

    Total including shipping: $735
    after rebates $690


    You can drop the total to $670 AR with this mobo/gpu combo instead 768mb gtx 460 instead og 1gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.548775
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