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First build - advice appreciated

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April 20, 2008 11:04:01 PM

So this would be my first build and I'm looking for some of your expert advice. I'm on pretty flexible budget but I would like to keep it around $1,700 - $1,600.

Video Card:
EVGA 512-P3-N877-AR GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512MB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz

RAM:
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:
Windows Vista Home Premium x64

HDD:
HITACHI Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35771 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 20, 2008 11:29:34 PM

Looks good. Although consider the 1TB drive for $30 more. It's 1TB. :D 

The 9800gtx isn't the best value. It's only slightly faster than g92 8800gts. But if you have the money, go for it.

Everything else good as is.
April 21, 2008 11:36:14 AM

What's the build intended for?
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