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April 10, 2008 1:45:37 AM

I am a first time builder and looking to build a mainly gaming system. Here is what I am thinking about building. I will be using a 24" monitor at 1920x1200. Not sure which monitor yet. If anyone knows of a good gaming monitor I would appreciate the input. I am planning on running dual video cards. I will be using Vista 64-bit.

Let me know if this looks good or if you recommend any changes.

E8400 CPU


EVGA 780i Mobo


4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066


4GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066

Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

(2) EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

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April 10, 2008 1:46:32 AM

fundamental question 1. what is the budget?
April 10, 2008 1:56:01 AM

it looks like 2000+
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April 10, 2008 2:05:01 AM

Around $2000.
April 10, 2008 3:04:33 AM

Go for the Corsair memory.

Kudos, looks like a great build.
May 9, 2008 10:57:27 PM

1) get Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
2) dual 9800GTX should keep you under $2k
3) get some 800mhz (pc6400) ram to get back some of the money on the Vid cards.