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Anti_Hero

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Howdy all. I wonder if anyone here would be able to give me some input. See, I'm looking to build a computer because i got $2000 in newegg gift certificates. Now, I'm kinda inexperienced when it comes to mixing and matching parts, but I managed to put together a trial list. I was hoping I could get some feedback from you all on my list. Firstly on how well it will work, but more importantly WILL it work... Is it even compatible? Thank you all in advance for the help.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144207

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102801 (TWO OF THESE)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139007

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227298 (TWO OF THESE)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131284

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103249

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116213
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oops. posted wrong cpu. its actually


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115041
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Hi Anti_Hero, welcome to GeeksToGo!

Your parts look very nice, there's just a couple of things I would change.

For the OS, since you're getting 8GB, I suggest you go with a 64-bit OS like the Vista Home Premium for $79.99. In 32-bit OS, you'll only be able to use ~3.2-3.5GB of your RAM so you should go with a 64-bit OS because you'll be able to use all of your RAM. Vista Ultimate is too expensive and the extra features it has, you'll probably won't even use. Read what features each edition has in this comparison chart.

For the video card, I suggest you go with this HIS Radeon HD 4870 because the manufacturer has great customer support and warranty compared to Sapphire.

I also suggest you look for a bigger case since you're going for Crossfire and these cards generate a lot of heat. And if they do overheat, you'll be experiencing a lot of problems with your computer.

Note that you can opt for the 4870x2 as it consumes less power (and you save money by going with a lower watt power supply). Another thing, what resolution would you be playing at? You might be able to save money by going with just a single 4870 because its powerful enough to play in 1920x1200 resolution.

Kamille
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