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New Comp Build Advise PLEASE!

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December 31, 2008 6:41:22 PM

Im looking to build a new computer for right at or under $1000. If you can please give me some advise. i dont need that much HD space just looking to play a few new games crysis/SC2 etc. on high settings and pretty stable. Here is what i have so far. let me know what you think and what u might change/upgrade thanks!

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK - Retail

PLANTRONICS GAMECOM1 67003-01 3.5mm Circumaural Stereo Gaming Headset

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec Neo Power 500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

$1009 after combo deals

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December 31, 2008 7:06:48 PM

Everything there should meet your gaming needs.
December 31, 2008 7:08:10 PM

You can do far better.
-The Neo 500 is not a good choice for PSU.
-The Nvidia chipset motherboard is not too hot either.
-The Raptor is way overpriced and 74Gb is kinda useless.
-Based on your description you would do better with a dual core CPU

Have a look at my guide, linked in my sig, and I'll whip something up.
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December 31, 2008 7:10:56 PM

I'd ditch that old Raptor drive. I know you said you don't need much space, but the new 7200RPM drives are just as fast as those old Raptors and have much higher capacity. Check out the Western Digital Black series.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $119.99
December 31, 2008 7:22:48 PM

Cooler Master 690 case
Gigabyte UD3P motherboard
Sapphire 4870
PC P&C 750W
G.Skill DDR2 800Mhz
WD Caviar Black 640GB
DVD Burner
Xigmatek cooler
Xigmatek bracket
Arctic Silver 5

You can view the whole list here as well:
Public Wishlist

There you have it, a complete build at $904.00 before rebates. You still need to add in KB, mouse, and headset.... and OS.

Far faster than your build as well, and the PSU will allow for the addition of a second 4870 later should you wish. Very overclockable.