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June 3, 2009 2:05:54 AM

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June 3, 2009 2:49:58 AM

Well, you have a good start. Since you're new I might suggest starting with a build you see on this or another technical sight you trust. You can then modify that build to better meet your needs.
a b 4 Gaming
June 3, 2009 3:07:27 AM

Please see the sticky at the top. We need more information.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 3, 2009 6:12:12 AM

Ok, myself I have always thought the E8500 as kind of a "sucker chip" for the fact the E8400 is significantly cheaper, and it's perfect for a nice mild over clock of 3.6GHz @ 1600 fsb. Take a few minutes is all and move up your fsb to (9 x 400) and your there. Anyways this build includes a 4890 vid card, a modular psu, a decent case with good airflow/ventilation/cooling. That heat sink comes with great thermal compound and it's perfect for the above mentioned over clock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $74.99 ($49.99 after MIR) Free Shipping
OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 ($104.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
2 oz copper PCB + Easy Tune 6 for OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 ($19.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $53.99 ($43.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-489VP1G $205.02
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4890 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express Video Card, Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $799.90 | $749.90 w/mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

June 4, 2009 10:08:15 PM

Hey again. I've tried to finalize my parts list for my first build. So tell me what you think. Thanks

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

MOBO: ASUS Maximus Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131235

Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150352

RAM: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333 Dual Channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145218

HD: WD Black 750GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

PSU: Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

CD/DVD Burner: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16827151173R

Any comments/suggestions?

Another option is to change the MOBO to: ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131377

Which of course would mean I would have to change to DDR2 RAM but that doesn't matter I've got some picked out for that.

So what do you guys think???
a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2009 5:44:26 AM

I think you never responded to my first post, and I still don't know enough.

I can't say anything about your build until I know your budget, resolution, usage, etc.
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