My near future build (Review/Advice/Comments)

Hey everyone!

This is a build I have put together, well the parts list at least. I would appreciate any comments, advice, or even just general reviews, as to if these will all work together well.

Things such as compatibility, areas where I can shave some money while not losing much performance, etc.., would be greatly appreciated.

The prices listed are from as of 6/26/08 and are final prices after instant rebates.

This computer will be used for gaming, media, music production, video editing, and general multi-tasking/everyday use.

I need it to last me a few years as well.


Parts List

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

DVD Burner
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996580
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply

CyberPower 850 6 Feet 4 Transformer Spaced 4 Non-Transformer Spaced Outlets 2400 Joules Surge Protector
Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset

XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse

Subtotal: $2002.84 + shipping
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  1. Perfect. Your PSU is powerful enough for even SLI/Crossfire. Not sure about HD4870 CF though.
  2. I like all your choices a lot. And the Tagan BZ700 would easily handle CF 4870.
    If you're looking to save a bit the two places I can see room to shave some costs are the power supply and the case.
    You could save about $50 on each going with a CoolerMaster RC-690 and a non-modular Corsair 750TX power supply.
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