Newbie Mid-Gaming Build Help

hey all. First build and trying to replace my 7year old P4 1.8ghz GeForce3 Machine with something more modern. Just need an all-around computer that is able to game CoD4 and some MMORPGs at a decent level. This was my build status, and looking for some criticisms. Trying to get it done for $1,000.


Update COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$84.99 -$5.00 Instant $79.99

Update ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$149.99 $149.99

Update SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
$179.99 -$5.00 Instant $174.99

Update CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
$179.99 -$60.00 Instant $119.99

Update Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
$199.99 $199.99

Update OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Retail
$105.99 -$8.00 Instant $97.99

Update Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$69.99 -$5.00 Instant $64.99

Update SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
$29.99 -$3.00 Instant $26.99

Subtotal: $914.92
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  1. Consider getting the 640gb version of your HDD. Not much more. Looks good otherwise.
  2. just go for it
  3. Do you have vista or windows OS cd? If not I suggest you stick a copy in there too.
  4. The Asus version of the 4850 is cheaper after rebate. Also, you can find ram with better timings than that OCZ. Look for 4-4-4-12 instead of 4-4-4-15
  5. yeah, i have a copy of Vista x64 Home Premium, and i'll definitely look into the better timing ram. thanks guys.
  6. if ur not going to OC or CF, i feel ur PSU is a overkill. 550W will do u more than fine.
  7. If you plan to ever buying a second 4850 to run in Crossfire, I'd keep the 750W PSU.
  8. definitely going to OC and will add another 4850 later on.
  9. well if you're adding another 4850 later on I would recommend a x48/x38 mobo so u can get the full bandwidth (16x) from both cards rather than it being cut in half (8x).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136047
    Also i'm nit picking but i'm not a big fan of the Q6600, don't get me wrong its a good processor but for overclocking i think you'd be better with an E8400 it OC's like a mother.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
    This is a cheaper ram with 4-4-4-12 timings if you're interested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231148
  10. I totally agree with thepowerofdonuts
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