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Gaming system under 2k please comment

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August 14, 2008 7:17:17 PM

Building a mid range oc’er for my buddy for under 2k total
Please critique my list

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model GH22LP20 - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

2x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

• PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail



1927.31 total including tax and shipping

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August 14, 2008 7:50:28 PM

+ for everything, looks like a pretty sweet setup
August 14, 2008 7:54:34 PM

Thanks,
i just wanted to make sure i didn't miss something obvious.
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August 14, 2008 8:06:52 PM

Wow that is almost the exact setup I'm about to buy, but I went with Mushkin RAM , and the Gigabyte GS4 motherboard instead. Wasn't planning on getting the monitor, but I saw the special on Newegg, and it was too good to pass up.
August 14, 2008 8:28:07 PM

looks great, congrats on the new build XD
August 14, 2008 8:30:59 PM

looks awesome.

seen a few other threads on here with people recommending against IDE on the burners. May want to read up on that or ask around. don't know much about it but seems like most threads the recommendations are SATA.
August 14, 2008 8:36:27 PM

The reason being is the fact IDE is being phased out. If I built a new system right now, everything will be SATA. This way, I can keep my drives for the next 5 years unlike IDE.
August 14, 2008 8:38:55 PM

Yeah, IMO Sata is better, i dont think there is much of a difference performance wise, but cable management with IDE cables is much more miserable then little SATA ones
August 14, 2008 8:52:53 PM

Get an IDE burner, and change the motherboard to P5E Deluxe. The P5E Deluxe is based on X48 and does Crossfire at full speed, while the P5Q Deluxe is based on P45 and drops to x8+x8. Your case and PSU already support Crossfire, so it's worth getting a suitable MB too.
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