New sytem components compatability

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon as possible

BUDGET RANGE: $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet surfing, and watching movies and videos on u-tube etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need all

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg and other good sights.

PARTS PREFERENCES:AMD cpu and Vista home premium or new windows 7. Overclocking: maybe. Not sure I will need crossfire capabilities.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whatever is best for the type of system build.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet with lots of fan colors.


64 bit version of home premium Vista operating system.
AMD Phenom II x4 955

Motherboards-http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?ISList=13-138-152-S01%2c13-138-152-S02%2c13-138-152-S03%2c13-138-152-S04%2c13-138-152-S05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16813138152&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=BIOSTAR%20TA790GXE%20Micro%20ATX%20AMD%20Motherboard%20-%20Retail-Biostar ta 790 gxe am3/am2/ amd 790 gx micro atx AMD motherboard-retail 94.99.

Memory-http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?Image=20-104-098-08.jpg%2c20-104-098-09.jpg&S7ImageFlag=0&WaterMark=1&Item=N82E16820104098&Depa=1&Description=Kingston%20HyperX%20T1%20Series%204GB%20%282%20x%202GB%29%20240-Pin%20DDR2%20SDRAM%20DDR2%201066%20%28PC2%208500%29%20Dual%20Channel%20Kit%20Desktop%20Memory
Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2T1K2/4G – Retail 59.99
Hard drive-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136450 -Western Digital Elements WDE1UBK15000N 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail 139.99
Cpu coolers and heatsink: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/directron_2066_470384583 CoolerMaster R4-L2R-20CG-GP 120mm Green LED Case Fan, 3-Pin, 90CFM, 2000RPM, 19dBA, Long Life Sleeve, RoHS Compliance. I would like to get all three colors and fans. To use with a clear case.
Video card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130508, may be a little much but you decide. EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Clear Case- http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/xoxide_2065_159510009

probably didn't paste the links right, but you can still find them by pasting the link in your browser.

Any suggestions would be helpful and if I left out any components let me know, first time build. Thank you.
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  1. Please jut put a space between the hyphen and the start of each link, they will then work fine. Also dont link to the images, they dont tell me a damn thing about the products. You also do not want your primary hard drive to be an external, they are very slow relative to their internal counter parts. I also suggest not a biostar board, get a full sized ATX board from gigabyte or asus and only get a GTX275 for now, it is way cheaper than the GTX295 and will play most things on high at 1920x1200.
  2. Ok sorry for the cluster of links, I think I'm gonna go with the build you suggested i7. I asked a few questions on the other thred about colored fans and an acrylic case to fit all this in. Thank you soooo much for your patience and advice.
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