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First time builder, need critique


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autechre

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I am building a gaming PC for the first time, I was hoping some here could give me some friendly pointers about my system.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xDy
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:welcome: autechre
It is a nice build but rather expensive, have a look at http://www.geekstogo..._gopid__2104931 and see what you think of that proposed build.
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It is ok, but I am a developer, so the attractiveness of 8 cores is very high. Also, I need a set up that I can Xfire, because I plan to pick up another 6870 down the line. Further, note that since I am a developer, I get windows for free. I am also getting a second monitor. Add all that up and its 1147 shipped on newegg. Which is only about 100 bucks more than that build. What I really am worried about is if it will work.
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Ok I understand, I have checked that your CPU and Ram are compatible with the MB and they are, see the CPU and Memory Support tabs @ http://www.asus.com/...Plus/M5A97_EVO/ for confirmation.
The crossfire performance of the MB is a concern 1X16 and 1X4 so if you want to stick with the MB I suggest instead of getting a second card later spend a little extra now and get a 2GB GPU which are faster and will support multiple monitors and screens larger than 32", go for this deal to save cash to put towards a better more powerful GPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148697 (free optical drive).

I am a developer, I get windows for free.

Your list shows Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) $184.99 $6.50 $191.49 @ Mwave

So in answer to your question yes the set up will work but it could be made better now and so avoid hassle and additional cash outlay later.
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