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First Build Final Revision, Any Comments? (primarily used for gaming)

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October 23, 2008 3:27:22 AM

Graphics Card: VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

HardDrive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Memory: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail

Mobo: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Power Supply: Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

My primary question is as follows: Is this motherboard appropriate for this build, aside from that is there anything else that should be added to this build to add to performance/longevity. Also, any ideas on potential Monitors, I found one from Samsung, 22" for 350, what do you all think?
October 23, 2008 3:46:31 AM

Links help alot.

-If you are not overclocking and not planning to Crossfire, consider a P5QL-E.

- Corsair makes a lot of good memory, but right now the best deal on 800Mhz that I know of is Mushkin. Good timings and 1.8V
October 24, 2008 6:13:34 PM

very good build. I would say you should probably go for a quad core if you think you'll keep this machine for two year or more.
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October 25, 2008 5:12:04 AM

hehe Dirt did you end up on the wrong thread?
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