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First Timer Gaming System - Please Help

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December 11, 2008 1:02:21 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (LG 22x DVD/CD RW Light Scribe)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Antec 300 Steel Case)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200.11 RPM HD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (EVGA 260 Core 216 SC Video Card)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Corsair 2x2 GB Memory)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Gigabyte EP45 UD3R Motherboard)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Intel Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz E8500 Wolfdale Processor)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler)

http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=0&... (Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card)


Here's the deal. This is what I have roughly decided on so far. I have been doing as much research as I can with little to no understanding of computers (to start with anyway). If there are any problems with my rig, please inform me.

-I need to know what Power Supply I need or should get.
-Good deals on Mouse and Keyboard.
-Good deal on a good LCD monitor.
-Good deal on a sound system.

So far, my system costs $880. I didn't plan on spending this much, but I want a system that will last me a long while and play the latest games well. I am not very well off in terms of money, so take that into consideration please. Thank you everyone.

EDIT: This computer will be used by 3-5 people (I am building this computer for my little brothers and sisters as well as myself), and they are all gamers or movie watchers... Which is why I have the 1 TB hard drive, if that is overkill still, please tell me. All advice appreciated.

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December 11, 2008 1:18:28 AM

anything over 500 watts should be good for a power supply

newegg ussually has good deals on monitors

a one terrabyte hard drive is overkill but not really expensive enough to matter, i have every game u could think of installed, plus all the images backed up, plus at least a dozen movies, and i dont use half my 500 gb
December 11, 2008 6:30:11 AM

I am not very good at interpreting what monitor is good for what. What size and specs should I try to look for in a monitor and sound system? And what brand of power supply should I go for?

EDIT:
-Should I go for a 750TX Corsair or 650TX Corsair PSU?
-I am going with the 22" Acer.
-I might go with a G.Skill 2x2 Pi Black DDR2 800 RAM instead of the Corsair.
-I am getting Windows Home Vista 64 Bit for $100.

My total is now reaching 1300 with shipping costs. I am BEGGING people to help me bring this price down. If you say I don't need certain things, I can take it out. I am thinking about cutting my 1TB in half... Thought?
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December 11, 2008 5:58:04 PM

22" acer is a great choice, make sure the responce time is around 5 ms though, higher than 8 and it'll drive u insane

the 650 tx should be fine

the ram is the same thing just a different company
this one's slightly cheaper and also identicle in performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cheaper nearly identical motherboard (same chipset)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i trust asus more anyway

also, the radeon hd 4870 gives the same performance as the gtx 260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
December 11, 2008 5:58:55 PM

and the on board sound on the mobo is more than sufficient
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