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March 21, 2010 5:39:09 PM

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


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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