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gaming rig (need suggestions)

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July 31, 2007 1:56:48 AM

This is my first build and am wondering if all of these parts work together and are the best for their prices. I'll be doing some gaming and watch dvds/tv (i'll buy a tv tuner later). The main games i'll play are: CS:S, Battlefield 2, AOE3, UT3, and other first person shooters. I would also like to be able to play games for the next 4 years or so b/c this is my rig for college. My max price is $1100 (except for PSU & DVD burner) but i would like to spend <$1000.

Processor - Intel e6750 - $210

Motherboard - Abit IP35-e - $120

Case - Antec P180b - $60 (already have it)

PSU - Antec True Power Trio 550W - $? (already have it)

Memory - 2GB(2x1GB) DDR2 800 - Patriot (CAS4) or Crucial Ballistix - ~$80

Video card - X1950XT or 8800GTS 320 - $150 or $260-$270

Monitor - Samsung 216BW or LG L204WT - ~$250

Hard drive - Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM SATA - ~$70

DVD burner - Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 - $35

questions:
should i spend the extra money on an 8800(i'd rather not spend $270 on a video card but i will if i have to)?
which monitor is best for video/gaming?
should buy now or wait til sept. or oct.?
is there anything i'm missing?
can i save money in any area?

thanks in advance to all replies :D 

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July 31, 2007 6:59:11 AM

the x1950 will do you good but if you plan on keeping it that long go for an 8800 (or save up and buy a better card in the future)

if you wait then most of the parts you listed will go out of date but you may have options for better components then than you do now.

might consider getting an aftermarket cpu cooler
July 31, 2007 9:42:41 AM

With a 20" you'll need to go to the 640 8800gts, the 320 does not handle well new games at 1600 or higher... I have a 8800 320 and I'm planning to get a 19".