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nzxt apollo black mid case

ecs 780a-gma motherboard

amd 9850 quad core black edition

corsair dominator ddr2 1066 4gigs

visiontek 3870 x2 graphics

vista ultimate 64 bit

coolermaster 850 real power pro psu

logitech lx710 laser keyboard and mouse

lg w1952tq 19 inch wide screen 1440x900

2 sony dru190 dual layer dvd burners in sata config

seagate barracuda 250gig 7200/16mg/sata-3gigs

seagate barracuda 750gig 7200/16mg/sata-3gigs

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Total Budget?

 

Drop the 3870 X2 for a 4850 or 4870

 

You can get cheaper RAM and a cheaper Power supply.

 

Use the saving to invest into a 22' or 24' widescreen moniter cause 1440 x 900 is very low res for new graphics cards..

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Total Budget?

 

Drop the 3870 X2 for a 4850 or 4870

 

You can get cheaper RAM and a cheaper Power supply.

 

Use the saving to invest into a 22' or 24' widescreen moniter cause 1440 x 900 is very low res for new graphics cards..

 

What I was trying to elude to was I just built this rig!

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Oh.....

 

Meh, its ok, could have made some better choices, not that it matters now..

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Not crappy, maybe over paying for a few items, like the RAM and power supply, coulda gotten better video card setup for less, as the 3870X2 is expensive compared to ATI's new line up.

 

And the moniter is a lower resolution where newer GPU's aren't able to stretch out...

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Decent build, but ya pretty much what ste said.

 

850W is pretty overkill for even a 3870X2, and with the 4850's and 4870's out you could get better performance from CF'd 4850's for about the same price as the 3870X2.

 

Although your build is still going to kick some ., at the res your playing at. I wonder if you can add a 4850 with the 3870X2 after sometime and go Tri-Crossfire? Is that possible?

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Looks to me like you have a darn good rig. The only thing that I would have done differently is go for a full case.

 

Thanks for the kind words and to anwer a few questions I can't add anything but one gfu on the motherboard I bought. Didn't know at first that my mobo only had one pcie slot.

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