Can you guys please critique my system! thank you!

I have around 2,000$ dollars to spend on a top of the line gaming comp. i really enjoy fps games. here is what i was looking at. i want top of the line graphics and performance! please give me your openion on what i should or should not change. also the last comp i built was a p4HT so ive been out of the technology world for about 5 or so years. Which Vista OS system should i go with? should i wait on the built for 09? is anything new launching soon? dont want to waste my money if something bigger and better is comign out in 2 months! thanks!

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS P6T Deluxe/OC Palm LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

subtotal $1,915.94

also video card sapphire or VisionTek vcard?
let me know what you think! thanks!

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  1. if you're into Antec's cases, they have a 1200 model that's newer than their 900. Normally, it probably wouldn't matter, but since you're building a gaming PC it would probably be beneficial for you.
  2. thanks! i was looking into that. case just seems huge! but looks like its a very cool running case with great air flow! thanks squill
  3. What type of monitor are you planning on using? Size and resolution?
  4. as far as resolution goes im not sure as high and stable as i can get it
  5. With this monitor the 4870x2 is big time overkill for your rig. (max 1600x1000). The graphics card is made to runn at 2500x1600.

    Also your powersupply is over kill as well. Can down grade to the 750 model. (unless you plan on putting this card in sli.)

    The parts you listed don't equal up to $1915...Is the monitor put into this price? Can you repost all the items you are looking at getting. Including items like the monitor, keyboard, mice, heat sink, ect...

    Sorry for all the questions but knowing this info we can refine your rig and make sure your getting the best bang for your buck kind of system.
  6. cmill0422 said:
    thanks! i was looking into that. case just seems huge! but looks like its a very cool running case with great air flow! thanks squill

    Yeah, the case is kinda big, but hey, at least you know that even if a video card or something is really big, or if you want to customize it more, you still have that option.

    oh yeah, and it has the option for water cooling, so I guess that extends it's usefulness even more
  7. core i7 920 ~ $300
    asus pt6 (non palm) ~$300
    G skill ram 3x2gbs ~$170

    combo deal:
    antec 1200 ~180 (i'm assuming you want this case?)
    antec tpq 850 ~140
    total: ~$300

    windows vista home preium 64bit ~$100

    Monitor: hans G 28" 1920x1280 screen resolution ~$370

    Hard Drive:
    Samsung spinpoint f1 750Gb ~$75

    This one is a bit cheaper ~$500 , $480 after rebate

    Optical Drives:
    LG dvd writer ~$24

    Grand Total = $2039

    Personaly i'd say go with the antec 900. This will save you a few bucks and keep you under your $2000 dollar budget. But this would be a pretty nice build at that price. (Not sure about heat sink sorry) but i'd guess ~$50.
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