What do you guys think about this?

Ok so i'm building a gaming rig, and my budget us $1000
this is what i have as of now but i am open for suggestions

video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130475

hard drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136337

ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820227195

cpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115131

Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128359

psu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817159084

so thats my setup right now excluding cd drives and the case.
any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks.
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  1. intel is about to stop making all socket 775 processors [ actually they have probably already stopped and are just selling down stock before they release their new i5 range]

    Its a bad time to buy the last of this technology

    The power supply is cheap for a reason

    and its not really worth it to buy a retail version of a hard drive . You pay too much for a cardboard box , because thats the only real difference

    the gtx 275 runs neck and neck with an ATI 4890 which is sometimes as low as $170


    If you want to build now then AMD's Phenom ll 945 quad is faster , cheaper and with an AM3 mb its also a newre better generation of tech .

    If you must have intel and cant fit an i7 into your budget then wait a month or so for i5
  2. Everything looks good but you choice of psu. It's a dud. You could change up on your HD with this one down below, and then with the money you saved upgrade to the OCZ psu.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $74.99 ($49.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) Free Shipping*
    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
  3. zipzoomfly has the CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $95.99 ( $65.99 after MIR and another 20% bing cashback
    should be about 19.00 part of microsoft got to signup and go through bing to zipzoomfly
    http://www.bing.com/shopping/pages/stores.aspx
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006757
  4. This is what I'd build with your budget:

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM (Includes free Windows 7 updrade coupon)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235877.11-129-042 $154.94 (Case + OS combo)

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674 $199.99

    GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398 $124.99

    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1333LLK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220286 $78.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $74.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx $119.99 - $20.00 MIR

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102825 $149.99

    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188 $28.99

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 $36.60

    Total - $969.47 - $20.00 MIR
  5. +1 shortstuff!

    Hey OP, go with this setup! The price/performance is well worth your money!

    shortstuff_mt said:
    This is what I'd build with your budget:

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM (Includes free Windows 7 updrade coupon)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235877.11-129-042 $154.94 (Case + OS combo)

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674 $199.99

    GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398 $124.99

    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1333LLK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220286 $78.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $74.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx $119.99 - $20.00 MIR

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102825 $149.99

    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188 $28.99

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 $36.60

    Total - $969.47 - $20.00 MIR
  6. alright guys i appreciate all your suggestions, sorry for the delay in responding.
    i think i'm going with your setup shortstuff
  7. All those parts still offer very good price/performance. The prices and stock of DDR3 RAM has been all over the place lately. I would swap out the Patriot RAM for this:

    mushkin XP 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Retail $79.99
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