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November 20, 2008 6:58:07 PM

Like the title says, I have decided to take the plunge into making my first build. Right now I'm looking at:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216


WD Caviar 640GB

Antec P182 Case

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

Should I get this too?

I'll be using this for decent gaming and Maya, and am looking at keeping the price below 12-1300. Those parts are about 1,100 right now. Also, I'll be getting Vista 64bit. I also don't see myself overclocking much or getting a second gpu.


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November 20, 2008 7:02:52 PM

sounds like a good build. What is your monitor's resolution? If you are not planning to game above 1920x1200, you really don't "NEED" to use a second card.
Also, if you do not plan to overclock, you can use the stock cooler with no problems.
November 20, 2008 7:08:14 PM

I'll be gaming at 1920x1200 or below, and I guess I'll just use the stock cooler then.

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November 20, 2008 7:23:03 PM

You might have a problem fitting the GTX 260 in the P182. I wanted a P182 myself but the 8800GTX couldn't fit unless I gave up a lot of hard drives.

Edit: maybe a P5Q Pro or GA-EP45-UD3R for a few more bucks.

The rest looks very good.

November 20, 2008 10:18:15 PM

If you like antec take a look at the Antec 900 i have it and it is great