Build check, please? :p

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129074

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103912 (Should be unlockable)

CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Total price: $643 not including the $20 rebate.

Uses: Gaming>editing and rendering(Photoshop/3dsmax/Sony Vegas)>Watching videos>web surfing

Parts not required: Monitor (possibly using two), Mouse, Keyboard, OS, HDD.

Preferred websites: Newegg, Tiger Direct.

Overclocking: Possibly 200mhz, unlikely anything more.

SLI or CrossFire: I would like to upgrade to dual GFX in the future.

Budget: Under 600 USD

Preferences: I could go Intel.

I'd just like to know if everything is compatible or if there would be better options for performance. Thanks :)
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  1. Do you need to keep a AMD chip? Intel's better for gaming by a mile right now.

    The mobo you have selected is setup for dual channel RAM and your RAM selected is triple channel, try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
  2. I don't *need* to, but I'd like to keep the build around $600.

    The Memory was a stupid mistake, 30 hours and no sleep, thanks for pointing that out.
  3. Well without going all Intel fanboy on you ;-), the big thing that jumps out in terms of raw compatibility is that you have a 6gig tri-channel ram kit listed, when your board only supports dual-channel. This isn't to say you cant run 6gigs, but it will be downgraded to single channel automatically by your motherboard. You're going to want to go with a dual-channel kit (2 or 4 sticks) for your motherboard. FYI "kits" don't determine the channel support, the mobo does, so when you see dual or triple channel kits, all that means is they're packaging the correct amount of sticks together.

    Also keep in mind that your mobo's PCIe16 slots only operate in x16,x4 speed, and SLI requires x16,x8 at a minimum. You will be able to Crossfire though.
  4. If he wants to unlock the other two cores, let him. Not everyone wants Intel..... Also i would recommend a better quality PSU. Thermal take is ok to get by but i would go with a Corsair 650 is enough for what your doing. Also that video card isn't on the best of things. I recommend XFX if you want a 6850. for a little more you can get a GTX 560 or 560 ti and both are a little better
  5. It's a little dated now but have you checked out Tom's $600 system builders marathon PC?

    Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html

    EDIT: Sorry wasn't paying attention, if you want to do future sli/xfire this setup wouldn't work.
  6. Lokster1 said:
    It's a little dated now but have you checked out Tom's $600 system builders marathon PC?

    Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html

    EDIT: Sorry wasn't paying attention, if you want to do future sli/xfire this setup wouldn't work.



    It's a good reference but yeah, I would like crossfire in the future, but I got bills to pay :p
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