What do you think about this system?

Hi

I'm wanted to build a new rig (I'm a bit rusty on todays hardware) and I was thinking a setup like this, what do you think?
Any other suggestions for the components ?

XFX GTX285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681415036

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler Intel 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003

Asus Striker II Extreme nForce 790i ULTRA SLI LGA775 ATX-emolevy. Piirisarja: NVIDIA nForce 790i ULTRA SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131274

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-14400 1800MHz DDR3 CL8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104016

Antec P193 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129062&Tpk=antec%20p193

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 750GB 7200rpm 3,5" SATA2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148295&Tpk=Seagate%20Barracuda%20ES%20750GB

Zalman ZM850-HP, 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817379007&Tpk=Zalman%20ZM850
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  1. Switch your hard disk to a Western Digital (1 GB Caviar won't hurt), keep your RAM at DDR2, get a 650W power supply and you'll be fine. The 850W PSU should stay if you plan any sort of overclocking.
  2. Since you have the budget to get an i7 system, i'd go with an i7 build.

    CPU/motherboard combo i7 920/Asus P6T SLI/crossfire - $480
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.213700
    RAM - 2x3 GB DDR3 1333 7-7-7-18 $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230

    Corsair 850w power supply to make up the $$ difference $110 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
  3. The Western Digital and the i7 sounds very nice, I will have a look at them.
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
  4. if you're going to buy that case the at least get the special PSU to go with it.

    also, get a 1GHz 4890 instead of the GTX 285, it will cost less and have equal performance.
  5. +1 for an i7 build. Ditch the Nvidia chipset.
  6. Helloworld_98 said:
    if you're going to buy that case the at least get the special PSU to go with it.

    also, get a 1GHz 4890 instead of the GTX 285, it will cost less and have equal performance.


    You mean a ATI Radeon? I'm very skeptical towards ATI, I have had some trouble with ATI cards before, so I think I rather go with the NVidia card.

    What kind of PSU would you suggest?
  7. helloworld is right, as long as you're getting that case, get the CP-850w power supply to go with it. A very good saving of money

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208551

    review of that power supply
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/736
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=142

    The motherboard i suggested runs either Nvidia in SLI or AMD in crossfire
  8. Trefalgar said:
    You mean a ATI Radeon? I'm very skeptical towards ATI, I have had some trouble with ATI cards before, so I think I rather go with the NVidia card.

    What kind of PSU would you suggest?



    I'm sorry but it really bothers me when people get things in their head about how bad ATI is. I have built 14 computers using ATI cards (with both AMD and Intel CPU's) and only had problems with one. I definitely recommend ATI over Nvidia. Here is an excellent PSU btw: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362115&CatId=2533.

    P.S. I'm sorry if the tone is rude I don't intend to be so.
  9. For an nvidia gfx card, go with evga or bfg. just heard some bad reviews on xfx. And as for Ati/Nvidia, it doesnt matter. they are the same, its just preference or whatever you prefer more.
  10. jbakerlent said:
    I'm sorry but it really bothers me when people get things in their head about how bad ATI is. I have built 14 computers using ATI cards (with both AMD and Intel CPU's) and only had problems with one. I definitely recommend ATI over Nvidia. Here is an excellent PSU btw: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362115&CatId=2533.

    P.S. I'm sorry if the tone is rude I don't intend to be so.


    Thanks for the suggestion, well I'm skeptical about ATI cards, because at one time (I can't remember what card it was) but the ATI card I was getting broke down 3 times in a row for me, I got a replacement from the company I brought it from but it was still a big headache, the last time I switched to a Nvidia card and it just worked.
    It might have just have been bad luck on my part, but I just get skeptical when things like that happens. :-)
  11. dirtmountain said:
    helloworld is right, as long as you're getting that case, get the CP-850w power supply to go with it. A very good saving of money

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208551

    review of that power supply
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/736
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=142

    The motherboard i suggested runs either Nvidia in SLI or AMD in crossfire


    Brilliant, this is what I'm getting, I didn't even see that they had a PSU specifically for the case, thanks!
  12. Trefalgar said:
    Thanks for the suggestion, well I'm skeptical about ATI cards, because at one time (I can't remember what card it was) but the ATI card I was getting broke down 3 times in a row for me, I got a replacement from the company I brought it from but it was still a big headache, the last time I switched to a Nvidia card and it just worked.
    It might have just have been bad luck on my part, but I just get skeptical when things like that happens. :-)


    I see, that's understandable, as said above (I admit) a lot of it is just preference and habit. :)
  13. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
    I will go with the
    Asus P6T Motherboard
    Intel i7 2.66Ghz Processor.
    Antec CP-850 PSU

    Going to make a order in the next few days :-)

    Thanks again everyone!
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