Rate My build...I think i screwed up =(

Approximate Purchase Date: Already Being Shipped

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the net, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (once i get enough cash)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I rushed through ordering and didnt get enough feedback, now im kinda thinking i screwed up and am going to bottleneck my GPU. Would you suggest i try returning any parts to newegg and go for something different? Or hold out for a couple of months and just upgrade my GPU then, because i am pretty much at my budget range for the time being (gotta fix my car before i spend more on computer)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB

Data Disk: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion

Disk Drive: LG Black 24X DVD+R

PSU: XFX Black Edition XPS-850W

Extension Cable: APEVIA 9 1/2" Cable Model

MOBO Speaker: APEVIA 2" Case speaker cable for computer cases

Total I ordered everything for (free shoprunner 30 day trial for shipping)
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  1. It looks darn good to me man, the weakest link is definitely the video card but it's still a good card. It's slightly slower than a HD5850. You can add a second one down the road because you bought a nice psu with plenty of headroom for crossfire and overclocking.
  2. Your CPU choice is plenty fast to support a 6850 without slowing down your GPU (bottlenecking it...)

    That CPU will allow you to run Crossfire on a pair of any of these cards 6850, 6870, 6950, 6970's and STILL Won't slow you down.......

    You motherboard you chose allows to video cards at x8/x8, and your 850watt power supply is big enough. So, your CrossFire ready. If your not getting the FPS you want in games, just throw in another 6850 when you get the cash. A pair will KILL most games....
  3. ok thanks, thats what i was planning on crossfiring the 6850's to begin with once i got the cash, but i was worrying that it was going to be disapointed with the performance of them.
  4. You won't be disappointed at all. The 6xxx series so far has absolutely amazing crossfire scaling, and your CPU will be good for many years to come.

    From what I can see, you ordered some of the highest quality parts available and got yourself a really nice setup. Trust me, your CPU can crush anything you throw at it, and once you get a second 6850, you'll be able to do anything you could possibly want with that rig. Heck, one 6850's good enough to max out pretty much everything at 1080p...

  5. Alright cool thanks for all the positive feedback guys, i was having a near panic attack last night wondering if i wasted my money on all these quality parts and threw in a crappy GPU.
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