new system build; need 2nd pair of eyes!

So I am doing a new system build. I have everything selected and just wanted to run it by you all real quick before I spend alot of money haha! The machine will be primarily used for gaming and software development (c++, opengl, etc). I am not looking to overclock, although I may try a slight overclock since I hear that it is so easy on the core2's.

Core2 Quad 9450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131295

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

4 GB Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231145

OCZ GameXStream OCZ 700W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341002

ATI 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102748

640 GB hard disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129018

Arctic Cooling stuff
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Those are the main components I am thinking of. Onboard sound should be more than fine. Just wanted a couple quick second opinions before I started ordering. Thanks!
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  1. The GA-EP45-DS3L can save you some money if you don't need RAID. Otherwise, pull the trigger.
  2. Looks like u got a pretty solid rig, I don't know if you planned on it but your mother board will not support cross fire. It has only one PCI Express 2.0 16x. Not sure if you wanted to leave yourself the option to do that in the future, but you may want to take a look at another MOBO.
  3. not planning on crossfire; no firewire on that other mobo so i think I will stick with this one. thanks for the feedback.
  4. yum,,yummmmmmmmm..pull the trigger...:)
  5. That is a very solid build. The only thing I would change is swap the IDE DVD burner for a SATA one. Here is one that looks like the same one as your original build, just SATA and $2 cheaper :) :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129020
  6. Sorry for hijacking the thread! Here is what I just ordered. Feel free to comment.

    Antec Advanced Super Midi Tower 1200W PSU Black
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4SM2 hopefully will last 2-3 builds.

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12M Cache S775 1333MHZ
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4YCV

    Corsair Memory 4GBKIT (2X2GB) 800MHZ NON ECC CL5 X2 8GB total
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4PDL

    Gigabyte S755 Intel P35 Express DDR2 ATX Audio Lan GA-EP35-DS3P
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4PLB

    Samsung RETAIL 20X DVD WRITER SATA LIGHTSCRIBE NERO X2
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=53WH

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 X2 RAID 0
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4SNB

    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4RNN

    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4LSC

    QuietPC SCYTHE Ninja-Plus Heatpipe
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3XYD

    Iiyama 22" Pro Lite E2201W-B2 2ms DVI LCD TFT
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4QWT
  7. OH! I forgot

    512MB Gigabyte HD4870, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=838515
  8. never heard of Iiyama.
  9. They used to make high quality professional CRT monitors for photographers, designers costing over £600 for a 20". I used to have some of them when everybody moved to LCD's and second hand CRT's became dead cheap. For a couple of last years they are also making affordable LCD's and other stuff.I do have one myself 19" ProLite E1900S had it for over a year and very happy that one also is 2ms. By the way they were the first ones that I saw below 5ms. They are definatly good value. You can also check their website http://www.iiyama.com/ms_GL/Home Also search for reviews on google.
  10. 1- Agreed with shortstuff _mt, go for SATA burner
    2- why chooding this odd speed RAM PC800 go fo 1066
    like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
    or the best http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146785
    3- Get OCZ Freeze Extreme thermal paste, it is the best now
  11. ainarssems said:
    They used to make high quality professional CRT monitors for photographers, designers costing over £600 for a 20". I used to have some of them when everybody moved to LCD's and second hand CRT's became dead cheap. For a couple of last years they are also making affordable LCD's and other stuff.I do have one myself 19" ProLite E1900S had it for over a year and very happy that one also is 2ms. By the way they were the first ones that I saw below 5ms. They are definatly good value. You can also check their website http://www.iiyama.com/ms_GL/Home Also search for reviews on google.

    Sorry ainarssems
    But Viewsonic were the first to hit 3ms responce time with VX922 Monitor
    Nonetheless Lyiama is an excellent monitor brand
    I believe in LCD monitors you have three major brands
    Samsung , Viewsonic, Hanz
  12. ainarssems, pull the trigger. Your overkill psu will last more than 3 builds. Trust me. I'm on my... Lost count of how many mobos I swapped out. This is my 3rd gpu upgrade. My psu is about 2 years old now.
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