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Help me tweak my new build!

Last response: in Systems
February 11, 2011 11:10:17 PM

Hey guys, this is my build below, please add suggestions for it as I am a novice and this is my first build.
The full retail price of this build is about $830. My limit is $1000. The purpose of the build is primarily for running multiple OS's through VMware for penetration testing (info security). I will also run multiple applications such as microsoft and internet. NO GAMES. here it is, please comment and help me finalize this build!

# AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

# ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

# ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...

# Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR

# Thermaltake Armor A60 AMD LEO Edition VM200P1W2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Side Swap HDD tray & front USB ...

# Thermaltake TR-800P TR2 BRONZE 800W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...

# Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

# LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM

# COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

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February 11, 2011 11:30:51 PM

Those CM V8's are over priced door stops imo. Try something like this... $44.96 - $24.96 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 1155 and AMD compatible $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $69.99 - $54.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply $82.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
February 11, 2011 11:33:36 PM

This is a pretty nice build I must say, if you're grabbing a 6Gb/s motherboard tough, might wanna grab a 6Gb/s HDD to match that.

If you really wanna burn that 170$ leftover, you could grab a nice SSD for a boot drive, make that system fast and snappy. Another option would be another screen, you never need a second screen until you get one, trust me ;) 

Hope that helps,