New build coming tuesday.. Any reccomendations?

Snappshoota

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Well like the title stats, Im looking to build a PC tuesday, if I get paid from some sales I got going on.

1)Gaming, lil bit of photo editing.
2) $500-$540, tring to include shipping in the price
3) Ohio
4) CPU, Mobo, Ram, and GFX card.
5) 2 Seagate 500GB sata drives. Coolermaster 460W PSU, and Antec Super lan boy Case
6) Probably not, but will hope to unlock.
7) 21.5 with 1920x1080
8) Tuesday
9) Crossfire ready.. And Unlocking
10) Win 7 64bit

Now what I have in my cart so far is:

AMD Phenom II X2 555
with
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO. Combo deal - $206.00


4gb Gskill DDR3 1333 - $70.00

Gigabyte HD 6850 - $179.00

ETASIS ET750 True 750W, Max 850W ATX12V - $60.00


Total before shipping - $515.00
Shipping, kinda hoping to get it overnight. - $40.07
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Grand total - $555.00.


Good enough?
 
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Dangman

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Hold off those two weeks. I wouldn't trust a Coolermaster 460W with that system for an hour let alone two weeks. It's simply not worth the risk, no matter what, to use that PSU with that setup.
 

Snappshoota

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Alright Updated, Gonna be grabbing an Etasis PSU and the Phenom X2 555.

The gigabyte 6850 is already ordered and on its way.
 

Dangman

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Hmmm, how about the X3 740 instead + Coolermaster Hyper 212+ HSF instead?
 

Snappshoota

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Hmm?? Im already 10 bucks over budget, if I bought the X3 740 plus the HSF, would bring me to $254.00 compared to $206.00, for mobo, and CPU combo.
 

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Now the main problem I have with the Phenom II X2 555 and Asus mobo combo is that it costs $10 more than this combo:
$202 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU + Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 785G ATX Motherboard Combo

With that combo, you're getting a quad-core CPU for sure. Granted that Asus GTD Pro mobo will be of far better quality than the above Asus mobo, that better quality does not justify dropping down to a dual-core CPU and hoping to unlock it IMO.

And before you ask, no that PCI-E x16 operating at x4 speeds will not hinder your performance at all. Considering that the high-end GTX 480 isn't slowed down by operating at x4 speeds, I think it's safe to say that the slower HD 6850 won't be either.
 

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Still comes out over the original combo. Plus why replace something that doesnt need replaced. Have had this lanboy for almost 4 years.

Edit-
Didnt see Danny Bui's post..

I have had that mobo in the past, and I swore that I read, I could not xfire on it... Hmm I may have to pick it up ago, was a great mobo.
 

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I have had that mobo in the past, and I swore that I read, I could not xfire on it... Hmm I may have to pick it up ago, was a great mobo.

You probably read that it couldn't do Hybrid Crossfire, which means onboard GPU + dedicated GPU in a Crossfire setup.That's different from regular Crossfire where two dedicated cards are used.

And according to at least three Newegg reviews, yes Crossfire is doable with that mobo:
911insidejob said:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Phemon II 3.2igighz black.
Windows 7 64 bit.
3870 and 3850 ati in crossfire X.
All very compatiable.
Malibu said:
This motherboard, 8gb ram g.skill, corsair 550 psu, AMD athlon II x4 630, LG BD & DVD drives and a HIS HD 4350 with a Gig HD 4550 set to Crossfire. I like it!
t-bone said:
MY SPECS
Asus m4a785td-v evo am3 mobo
Amd phenom2 965 140watt BE
crossfired HIS 5870's
5gigs of ddr3 1600 crucial ballistix red tracers 2x2gig and 1x1gig
850 watt psu
all in a nzxt apollo black comp case
 
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