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Rate this build... it's my first time! D:

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Hey guys, I'm building a computer and would just like your opinions on my component choices!

I'll be using it as a workstation for 3D modeling, rendering, drafting, photoshop, etc. Aaaand, maybe a bit of gaming. ;D

But yea, I guess if you think it's overkill, tell me where I can cut costs, or if you would suggest an alternative newegg.com component, let me know. I'm not looking to spend anymore than $800 on it, and if I can reduce the price any lower that'd be great. I just want something nice, not anything REALLY nice (aka expensive). I'm not TERRIBLY computer savvy, and these parts were selected on recommendations from friends and colleagues. Am I missing anything? Any advice? It'll be my first time building a PC.

Thanks!!! =)

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core
Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX


MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX - Retail


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM


CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail


LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
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Nice work except for one issue. The motherboard you have chosen supports DDR3 RAM, but you've selected DDR2 RAM.

Upgrade the DVD Burner to a SATA model while you're at it.

Oh, and welcome! :)
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Another thing to keep in mind... the Corsair 650W has only 2 PCI-E connectors. To run the 4890s in CrossfireX, you will need 2 connectors for each card.
There are two things you can do...
1. Get this Corsair 750W: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
2. Buy a Molex to PCI-E adapter: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812198022

Once again I will recommend the Rampage Extreme combos: http://www.newegg.co...o...e=10&page=1
Each one of these combo prices are without the $50 rebate for the motherboard.

If you decide to get the Rampage Extreme, then you will have to get DDR3 RAM... get Crucial's Ballistix Tracers: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148261

The case and HDD looks good.
And get this Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136153

Hope your build goes well!
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