<$1000 Gaming PC (my first)

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  1. 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.
  2. Please see the sticky at the top. We need more information.
  3. 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=N82E16811129042 $54.95
    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10009795 $74.99 ($49.99 after MIR) Free Shipping
    OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359 $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=N82E16819115037 $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=N82E16835207006 $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=N82E16820146731 $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=N82E16822136319 $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=N82E16827136152 $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=N82E16824236050 $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.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7
  4. 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???
  5. 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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