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$1000-ish gaming PC -- would like to order tonight

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May 11, 2009 11:56:31 PM

Does anyone have comments on this build (I know it's similar to several posted recently, but I want to confirm that I have no know compatibility issues or opportunities to get a substantially better experience for little additional cost)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard $139.99

Video Card: HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $234.99

RAM: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1600LLKN $89.99

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $25.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $99.99

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX $245.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 $99.99

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $74.99

Total--------- $935.94

Once again, this would be a primarily gaming machine. I am looking for any input about if I have compatibility issues I am not aware of, if I am wasting my money on something that I shouldn't be or if there is a way I could substantially improve performance/ future proof-ness without spending more than anther $100-200. As I said, I know this build is substantially similar to others posted recently, but I am a first-time builder and want to be sure I don't make any silly errors before I purchase these components. Thanks for all your help.
May 12, 2009 11:47:39 AM

Rumor has it that RV870 may be pushed back to Q4/09 so the HD 4890 is mighty tempting for the impatient.

All looks great to me.
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May 12, 2009 3:36:46 PM

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+1 Looks good. For a little over $900, that's a sweet system.
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