New build... good?

vypirious

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I'm going to use this machine for some gaming but mostly multimedia work (Photoshop, etc.)

Am I bottlenecking with the processor? I only need two cores, but I want the fastest that will actually be useful.

Is this video card compatible with the motherboard? I'm not actually going to be using crossfire... just using the one video card.

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168201040981

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012

Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150348

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131362

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103274&Tpk=x2%205800
 

jcknouse

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My suggestion:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 Brisbane 2.8GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor (lower wattage=less heat, and you're not losing much stock clock, pluss it's Black Edition)

Mobo: BIOSTAR TA790GX XE AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail (790 Chipset, $15 cheaper, about the same features, AM3 CPU support)

Video card:
SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready (1GB memory, few bucks less)

PSU: looks good

Memory: Your memory choice was not available:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop


Just my 2 Cents worth...YMMV