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First Build: Looking for suggestions and corrections

Alright so posted below is what I put together, and I really like it, and I know the motherboard is 16x/4x but I don't plan on using a crossfire setup any time soon. Other than that open to any ideas.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

XFX HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150520
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  1. Best answer
    When you say you don't plan to CF soon...does that mean you do plan on it? In any event I'd recommend grabbing a 990 AMD motherboard to give you the guaranteed bulldozer upgrade path. If you don't plan to CF you can down grade your psu to 500W.
  2. obsidian86 said:


    Sorry about that this build came out to be around 900 which is pretty much where I want it but I'm very flexible with price right now so I didn't include it.

    I would like the play at 1920x1200 if possible but I'm willing to go to a lower resolution if need be.

    I would buy these parts this week.
  3. crewton said:
    When you say you don't plan to CF soon...does that mean you do plan on it? In any event I'd recommend grabbing a 990 AMD motherboard to give you the guaranteed bulldozer upgrade path. If you don't plan to CF you can down grade your psu to 500W.


    As in something like this?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735
  4. Tmadd07 said:


    even something like this: ($150)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

    or this:($190)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509

    would be good if you plan on keeping your PC open to future upgrades.
  5. ps3hacker12 said:
    even something like this: ($150)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

    or this:($190)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509

    would be good if you plan on keeping your PC open to future upgrades.


    I'm kind of an ASUS fan (I've always liked their other products) so I'm leaning towards this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736&Tpk=asus%20motherboard

    Didn't even thing about Bulldozer, and now I know :)

    With this board I'm sitting at $1040 including windows 7, I think I'm pretty happy with that, and I'll be able to update as well, and Crossfire if it strikes me as necessary. :)
  6. sounds perfect.
  7. Best answer selected by Tmadd07.
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