Time to buy a new PC, a did some research and came up with a configuration, which I think has the best performance/price ratio and fits precisely in the budget. I just want to hear some opinions about it, is there something that needs rethinking? I would be grateful for any piece of advice you may think of :) Thanks in advance.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By the end of this week.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, photography editing(Photoshop, Photomatix, etc...), network simulations, casual internet browsing, movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: DVDRW, speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://iskampc.com/

PARTS PREFERENCES: none, just looking for the best performance that fits the budget.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, after 1-2 years. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe after 1-2 years (I think that this system will be good enough to work fine without these for at least 1 year)


MB: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 socket AM3 - 170.27$

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BOX Black Edition socket AM3 - 236.30$

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD5850 1GB DDR5 PCI-E - 339.04$

RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHX PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz / 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Kit - 189.73$

HDD: 750GB Western Digital WD Caviar Black, 32MB cache, SATAII - 100.00$

PSU: 650W Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU 146.58$

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 - 41.78$

Total: 1225$

Edit: Can't find the way to edin thread's title...sry...I'm sure I filled this in(A Gamer 1200$ PC building advice) but it appears in the board as blank :)
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  1. I would recommend this RAM over the Corsair... better timings and low voltage requirements... 4GB G.SKILL PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz / 7-7-7-21 ECO (1.35V) Dual Channel Kit памет

    I would go with either the WD 640GB Black or make the jump to the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, which both are faster than the WD 750GB Black.

    You will see little improvement with the Phenom II X4 965 over the Phenom II X4 955, so save a little money and go with the II X4 955.
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