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First time build for gaming system.

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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

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

EVGA 780i Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

PCP&C S75QB 750W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

or

4GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2) EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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