Need Opinions: Gaming System

After 3 years with my dell, i have decided to go out and build my own computer. I am unsure as to what are the latest and greatest options available to me. I got some advice and have put together the following list. I am looking to spend around $1000 dollars. Are there any major issues with what i currently have, or places where the components can be improved? Thank you.

Memory: Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220144

Mobo: GA-P35-DS3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128050

CPU: Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

GFX: Radeon X1950 XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241063

CASE+PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182016

MONITOR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112007

CD/DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106055

HD: WD 500gb HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
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  1. very nice , but for graphic card, for that price its the best , but can u pay more ? also what will u do mainly with your PC?
  2. tomlinsg said:
    After 3 years with my dell, i have decided to go out and build my own computer. I am unsure as to what are the latest and greatest options available to me. I got some advice and have put together the following list. I am looking to spend around $1000 dollars. Are there any major issues with what i currently have, or places where the components can be improved? Thank you.

    Memory: Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220144

    Mobo: GA-P35-DS3R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128050

    CPU: Q6600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

    GFX: Radeon X1950 XT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241063

    CASE+PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182016

    MONITOR:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112007

    CD/DVD:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106055

    HD: WD 500gb HD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    I'm getting ~$1181 shipped - $70 in MIR's = ~$1101, not sure if I missed something there.
    Looks pretty good, except maybe for the PSU (it's not what I would put in that system).
    Here's what I would adjust to get down to the ~$1,000 level.

    CPU - $200 shipped e6750 Dropping down to this to get you within budget. q6600 is a nice CPU, I would bundle it with the Gigabyte DS3L for $30 less than your selection, but that is just me.
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115029

    PSU - $60 shipped - $20 MIR's = $40!! Much better and more efficient PSU than the one you selected. This would be the minimum PSU that I would do for your system. This PSU has 30A on the 12V rails, so should hold up to a 8800GTX, but I wouldn't push it that hard.
    Antec earthwatts EA430 ATX12V v2.0 430W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817371006

    Case - $50 shipped! $15 dollars less than your selection (due to free shipping) and made by the same company.
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119047

    HD - $80 shipped Dropped down to 320gb version to pull budget down. You can still have the 500gb if you like, but the 320gb's are the sweet spot right now for $/g's.
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148140

    Keep the Mobo/LCD/Memory/DVD/GPU that you selected. Total now would be ~$1066 shipped - ~$981 after MIR's.
    I'm hoping that this helps. Of coarse anything can be changed to fit the budget, but this is just what I would suggest to keep within your original $1,000 budget.

    Edit: I was expecting that your system was for gaming, but if it's not, than I would have to change things a bit to fit in the q6600. (for some reason a$$uming gets asterisked out each time I submit it)
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