new machine gaming < $1000

Hi all,

my current P4 machine is 6 years old, its welcome has been ended.

My need: i want to build a new machine that is under $1000 and can be use for a bit gaming and that can last me another 6 years or so. I dont know much about computer components but I am sure to get a quadcore (q6600) and radeon hd 4850 graphic card. I dont know much about overclocking but am open for it (if it is easy). Here's wat I got so far for my components I still need advices for others.

Processor: Intel® Boxed Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 $190
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0283289

Video: ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB ($200 -$30rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253&nm_mc=AFC-Bensbargains&cm_mmc=AFC-Bensbargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288

Memory: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) $90 - $20rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

or

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820227267

DVD: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106057

Motherboard: _________Please suggest, how about
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128344&Tpk=GA-EP45-DS3R

or

ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131296&Tpk=ASUS%2bP5Q-E

Case: _____Please suggest, i was looking at rc690 but i dont like the usb port on top, but am looking for that $80 price range

PSU _____ Please suggest, i see a lot of ppl get corsair 650tx or corsair 750tx, which one fit my need?

am i missing anything else?


Thanks
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  1. Do you plan to Crossfire at any point? If so don't buy either of those boards. Buy x48 board.

    RAM: Neither, buy this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731

    PSU- 550VX if no Crossfire, 750tx otherwse.

    Case- up to you.

    Get the WD 640GB drive instead. It is faster.
  2. +1 for shadowduck, WD 640 definitely better.
  3. alright thanks shadow, i'll go with ur suggestion on the RAM, PSU and HDD.

    question though. is munskin memory good? the name sounds wierd.

    I dont plan to crossfire at all, so i guess the board above is ok?

    now am really debating between antec 900 and rc690. antec 900 seems like a nice case with the lights and stuff, but am afraid that it will be a dust collector. anyone has experience with the antec 900 or rc690 please share

    Thanks all.
  4. Mushkin is some of the best memory you can buy. Solid high quality RAM.

    No CF- that motherboard is fine.
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