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July 23, 2008 8:52:29 PM

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
July 23, 2008 10:21:30 PM

Consider getting the 640gb version of your HDD. Not much more. Looks good otherwise.
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July 23, 2008 11:56:25 PM

Do you have vista or windows OS cd? If not I suggest you stick a copy in there too.
July 24, 2008 12:57:12 AM

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
July 24, 2008 1:40:02 AM

yeah, i have a copy of Vista x64 Home Premium, and i'll definitely look into the better timing ram. thanks guys.
July 24, 2008 3:46:17 AM

if ur not going to OC or CF, i feel ur PSU is a overkill. 550W will do u more than fine.
July 24, 2008 4:00:13 AM

If you plan to ever buying a second 4850 to run in Crossfire, I'd keep the 750W PSU.
July 24, 2008 9:58:36 PM

definitely going to OC and will add another 4850 later on.
July 25, 2008 5:46:35 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
This is a cheaper ram with 4-4-4-12 timings if you're interested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 25, 2008 5:47:53 PM

I totally agree with thepowerofdonuts
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