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My near future build (Review/Advice/Comments)

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June 26, 2008 10:42:09 AM

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 Newegg.com 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.

Thanks!

Parts List

HDD
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$99.99

DVD Burner
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T
$34.99

Case
Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$134.99

Heatsink
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
$36.99

RAM
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
$108.99

Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
$309.99

Monitor
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
$239.99

Motherboard
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard
$209.99

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450
$329.99

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
$99.99

PSU
ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply
$169.99

Other
CyberPower 850 6 Feet 4 Transformer Spaced 4 Non-Transformer Spaced Outlets 2400 Joules Surge Protector
$14.99
Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset
$49.99

XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket
$6.99

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
$74.99

Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse
$49.99

Subtotal: $2002.84 + shipping
June 26, 2008 12:32:38 PM

Perfect. Your PSU is powerful enough for even SLI/Crossfire. Not sure about HD4870 CF though.
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