Can anyone give me tips on my gaming pc build my budget is $1000+

I am building a Gaming PC on my Birthday(Oct. 9)and I was hoping someone would give me tips on building my Gaming PC

Specs:
Case:Raidmax Saggita
PSU:Sunbeam 580W Power Supply
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY DK P35
Memory:G.SKILL 4GB(2x2GB)DDR2 800
CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield
Heatsink:ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Video Card:EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16(EVGA SSC Edition overclocked at 576MHz)
Internal Card Reader:SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0
DVD Drive:LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
Monitor:Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
OS:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
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  1. This card is faster for about the same price:

    SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747
  2. This is a better cooler:

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-cooler-charts,1967-12.html

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019

    don't forget to order the retention bracket because push pin mounting sucks.
  3. I would get a better PSU and an ATI 4850 GPU
    Look into a Corsair 650w ish PSU or a PC Power & Cooling silencer 750. There have been some good sales on Newegg and such for these PSU's.

    The Ati card just makes sense for that motherboard. It is better then the 8800 and you can add another down the road for some good Xfire.

    As for the cooler, Evongugg is right on the Money. I had the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 for about 6 months before I switched to Water Cooling. It was a great cooler and highly recommend it.
  4. Quote:
    Video Card:EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16(EVGA SSC Edition overclocked at 576MHz)

    This GPU is out of date and is slower than a 9600GT, 8800GT 512MB, 8800GTS 512MB, 9800GTX, and 9800GTX+. So if you must go with an EVGA get on of these new designs. As evongugg pointed out the 4850 is faster and matches up to a 9800GTX+ but also is DX10.1 compatible were the Nvidia's are only DX10.

    By October tho the new 4850 and 4870's will have 2 GPU's on a single video card so maybe one of those should be your focus.
  5. SATA hard drive? and SATA DVD drive
    Upgrade the power supply to a quality unit by Corsair, Silverstone, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ. I don't think i've ever seen a good review of a Sunbeam.
  6. Case: your choice
    PSU: [:wr2:1] a $20 PSU is just plain scary 1 year warranty no PCI-e pwr connectors, only 2 SATA pwr OCZ GameXStream 600W $60 after rebate
    Motherboard: P43/P45 GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L $95
    Memory: G.SKILL 4GB(2x2GB)DDR2 800 mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 $64
    CPU: C2D E8400 3.0Ghz $175
    Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
    Video Card: ATI HD 4870 POWERCOLOR Radeon HD 4870 $256
    Internal Card Reader: SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0
    DVD Drive: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
    Monitor: 20 or 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor Acer V223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD $230
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  7. Case:Raidmax Saggita i don't know this case
    PSU:Sunbeam 580W Power Supply id get a corsair a pc&p, anctec, seasonic etc power supply over a sunbeam (since i never read any review about a sunbean power supply..maybe they are good...maybe not???)
    Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY DK P35 look good but maybe look for a newer P45 motherboard
    Memory:G.SKILL 4GB(2x2GB)DDR2 800 look good
    CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield look good
    Heatsink:ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler look at xigmatek s1283 or ocz vendetta 2.... they are interesting
    Video Card:EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16(EVGA SSC Edition overclocked at 576MHz) an ati 4850 is a better choice i think and probly cheaper and faster
    Internal Card Reader:SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0
    DVD Drive:LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
    Monitor:Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    OS:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit get the home premium 64-bit and use the money saved to get a bigger screen (22 inch) ?

    Hope this help
  8. change psu. ram, cpu, cooler are fine. Card change to a 4850 or 4870, unless you insist on nvidia then get the 9800GTX or 9800GTX+, (the gtx 260 might be okay as well). Get a dvd-rw sata drive. monitor is fine, os is fine. mobo get a p45 or x38/x48 (if you plan to crossfire).
  9. Hey thanks for all your help guys please check my specs if it's good

    Motherboard:MSI P45 Neo2-FR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $149.99
    CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail -
    $199.99(Going to Overclock to 3.4GHZ)
    Heatsink:ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail - $53.99(I would rather just stick with this cooler)
    Memory: pqi TURBO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory %u2013 Retail - $74.99
    Video Card:HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card %u2013 Retail - $184.99(Planning on Crossfire setup in near future)
    Monitor:Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 %u2013 Retail - $179.99(This is ok enough for me)
    DVD-RW Drive:LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner %u2013 OEM - $26.99
    Internal Card Reader:SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail - $13.99
    Hard Drive:EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ9250S 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail - $48.99
    Total:$933.91

    I have one problem the psu could this work for a radeon 4850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182096 :sweat:
  10. That PSU would work for about four or five 4850s
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