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Old July 29, 2010, 09:00 AM
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Ok this is my first time building a PC, and I've think I've done my research. I just need to make sure that this will work. I'm looking to game all current games on high settings at 1080 resolution. No multitasking really, just gaming.

Here's what I already have and it cannot be changed:

PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

HDD: Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

Optical: Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Now here's what I'm ready to buy, provided this will all work together:

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo/CPU: i5 750 and Asus p7p55d-Pro

GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

I do want to eventually get another 5850 for crossfire. As for overclocking, I'm not looking to do it immediately as I have no experience with it, but maybe in the future.

What do you guys think? Will this work?
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Old July 29, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I'm surprised no-one has commented yet! Everything looks great btw

If you want to swing to nvidia's side though you could pick up a GeForce GTX460 1GB and save some money to towards an i7 860, a better case or something else. Then pick up another GTX460 1GB later on and do SLI for nvidia's 2D/3D surround, their version of eyefinity lol

Good luck with your build
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Old July 29, 2010, 07:26 PM
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+1 for the component selection. I would consider the CoolerMaster 922 HAF mid size tower for a little more. Nice case all around. Good air flow, cable management and roomy to work in for a mid case. The 860 is a good idea as well.

Good luck with the build and enjoy the new rig!
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Old July 29, 2010, 09:04 PM
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I don't know why so many people choose the Antec 300; it's an awful case. Here's a much better one: Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Everything else looks good to me, but I really think you should ditch the Antec.
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Old July 29, 2010, 09:36 PM
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the video card wont be enough for that resolution if you crank stuff up. sli two 460's since your mobo and psu can do it out the box.
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Old July 29, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
the video card wont be enough for that resolution if you crank stuff up.
And you would know this because of all the games you've played at 1080p with a 5850. Right? Oh, wait...

A 5850 is plenty for running at 1080p. The only games you might not be able to max out would be Crysis and Metro 2033, but anything else should run beautifully.
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Old July 29, 2010, 10:35 PM
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Great build! You should consider not adding another graphics card. P55 is a budget line and crossfire won't double the performance as it would the price.

Otherwise upgrade the CPU to an Intel I7 930 (+80$) and mother board to Asus P6TD Deluxe (+100$) and add 2 more GBs of RAM (+90$). Then you will have native crossfire support.

Then upgrade the display to ASUS VW266H (+70$) to play at 1200 resolution.

That would give your crossfire setup the performance boost that justifies purchasing it. I would rather skip all that and just add 200$ to get a single ATI HD 5870 and the ASUS VW266H. What do the others think?
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