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I7 Gaming PC, First Time Building. Suggestions?

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Anonymous
July 22, 2009 6:47:37 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1300
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web Surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 and above
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mostly Using this computer for World of Warcraft, however i would like it to be a solid computer for other games that i may end up playing later, and would like the computer to last a decent amount of time. Also needs a wireless adapter.

Current Build:

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card:
HIS H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Burner:
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:
LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse:
Logitech G5 7 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter:
D-Link WDA-1320 32-bit PCI Wireless G Desktop Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 22, 2009 8:29:49 PM

Not really much to complain about... a very well built system, but I'll try to bicker about something. :) 

That monitor is a little lacking IMO. It's not necessarily a bad monitor; in fact it's a great monitor, but 19" (to me) is a little small for gaming purposes. I upgraded to a 24" LCD from a dual monitor setup (19" LCD and a 17" CRT) not too long ago, and the 24" felt massive and beautiful in comparison. It made me realise what I had been missing for years. Though to be fair, my old monitor's resolutions were 1280x1024 and 1024x768 respectively.

I don't like wireless cards. I prefer the newer USB based ones. They're not too much more expensive, but they certainly are a lot more convenient IMO. Again, not exactly a problem with your build, just something I would do different.

That IDE optical drive has got to go though. For that same price (or less even) you can get yourself a SATA one and not have to deal with ribbon cables ever again.
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Anonymous
July 22, 2009 8:33:36 PM

Any suggestions on a USB based wireless adapter?
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July 22, 2009 9:09:09 PM

Umm... honestly, I'm not sure exactly what I'm using, (I'm at work ATM) but I think it's this one:
LINKSYS WUSB100
I don't recall paying quite that much for it though. I think I maybe payed $40-50

I've never had any problems with it like some of the reviews on newegg state, so maybe this isn't the exact one I have. I know it's a Linksys, and it looks just like that one in the picture. :lol: 
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