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June 29, 2009 4:32:38 AM

I have recently decided to build a computer and decided upon the components below. I was wondering how well they would work together and if there are any better brands, etc while staying around 900$. I was also planning on running windows 7 and upgrade when it is released. Is that a good idea? Thanks in advance to any help:-D


Case:
Antec 900 ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99

Motherboard:
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo LGA775 P45 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$167.99

RAM:
G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$46.99

PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-750tx 750 watt ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD4890 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$199.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

DVD:
Sony Optiarc DVD+/-RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

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June 29, 2009 7:02:27 AM

I actually have yet to buy a monitor too but it will not be anything fancy, around 22 inches maybe? I will be using this for WoW primarily as well as some first person shooters (CoD) so is the 4890 overkill?
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June 29, 2009 9:39:02 AM

^ Actually you can save cash by going with the AMD X3 720...
It would offer similar performance in gaming and better in multi-threaded apps...
http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3533&p=3
There is a very good combo of that X3 + ASUS mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM -
GSkillz DDR3 1333MHz 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And more than the size of the monitor, it depends on the resolution...
If you are buying this 22" monitor, then the HD 4890 is just right as it is a 1080p resolution...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 29, 2009 11:17:17 AM

Unless the motherboard has a built in system speaker, you will need to buy one, because the 900 does not come with one.
June 29, 2009 11:35:11 PM

For some reason i have the idea that intel is far superior to AMD in quality/support... is this true?
June 30, 2009 12:22:01 AM

if you got the cash i'd stick with intel as well.
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