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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

Antec 900 ATX Mid Tower

Asus P5Q Pro Turbo LGA775 P45 ATX

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA775

G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800

Corsair CMPSU-750tx 750 watt ATX

Sapphire Radeon HD4890 1GB

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM

Sony Optiarc DVD+/-RW

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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...
There is a very good combo of that X3 + ASUS mobo

GSkillz DDR3 1333MHz 4GB

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...
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.