b0b_gunks

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Hey, so I haven't built a new computer in about 4 years and finally decided to upgrade to something a little nicer. I wanted to stay as close as I could to 1000$-1150$. The build is going to be used mostly for gaming.

Monitor:
Acer X223Wbd Black 22"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145]

Case:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106]

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358]

Graphics:
SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102809]

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005]

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037]

Ram:
G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209]

HD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319]

ROM:
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

OS:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


XIGMATEK dark knight - s1283 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233024]

Right now I'm at $1,220.89$ - 40$ MIR = 1180$
Any suggestions would be helpful, Thanks :D
 

Mrbumbum

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I find it strange that your links are not to the items themselves, but to the brand / part type

Change psu to this 750watt pc power and cooling
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

4850x2 will beat a 4870 1gb, but I would personally get a 4870 1gb and add another later on, the 750 watt will handle it fine.

Since only one company is making the 4850x2 I worry about future driver support.

make sure the dvd drive is Sata and that Vista is 64bit
 

b0b_gunks

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Thanks for all the help guys!
I changed the psu (PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W) , and gpu (HIS Hightech H487F1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB), but I just had one last question to ask and that was how well do you think this will fare for overclocking?
 

xthekidx

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Very well, both that CPU and Mobo are known for great overclocking. PI Black is G. Skill's top of the line ram and it will also do great. You should be able to reach 4ghz or higher.