Hey I need some help and guidance for new build :)

ok so im building a computer mainly for recording and gaming. I use Pro Tools and m-audio products. I play old and recent games. Right now im using a laptop and it's pretty lousy...i don't really want to buy more Ram for it. I would rather build a computer. So anyways, i will be using it for recording, gaming, audio, web browsing etc...

My Budget is 1000 or below...with a monitor. I already have mouse etc...

I just put some parts together and i would love to have some different opinions and suggestions if it's good or not and ways to make it better :)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144 -------CD/DVD


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 ------Hardrive WD 1TB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001 ------Corsair Power Supply


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102837 -----Sapphire Video Card


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102837 ------Gigabyte MOBO


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471 -----AMD Phenom II X4 940 (quad core)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166 -----G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052 -----Asus 23.6 Monitor (recent price drop of $30ish)
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  1. Looks pretty good except you didnt link to the motherboard, you linked to the graphics card twice. Also if you are not dead set on a modular PSU then i would go for the Corsair 650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    Comes out cheaper and gives you more room if you decide to crossfire in the future.

    Also you may want to switch out the GPU for this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351
    It will exhaust the heat outside the case and gives you a lifetime warranty.

    And do you already have a case? If not there are some pretty nice PSU/Case combos out there
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