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Building a new machine.. advice please

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December 17, 2008 9:09:42 AM

Hi.

I'm new to this forum.

I'm looking to build a new machine for heavy Photoshop and Video editing use.
I'm currenly using a Pentium 4 with 1gb RAM.. so I badly need the upgrade!!


Been looking around on Ebuyer and have picked out the following: (quick codes included)

- Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 650W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* - 148683
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz (FSB 1333MHz) Socket 775 L2 12MB Cache Retail - 141515
- ASUS P5E-V HDMI iG35 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - 141251
- Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 HyperX Memory Non-ECC CL5 - 133709
- XFX 9400GT 1GB DDR2 VGA DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - 149112


What I need to know is, are these parts compatible with eachother, or would I be better off with a different combination?
I havent built a pc in about 4 years so i'm a little out of touch.


Appreciate the help

Keynote.
December 19, 2008 10:52:26 AM

How about i7?

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Update Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Update G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-Update ASUS P6T GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
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