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[new system build] for a light gamer and multimedia user

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October 10, 2009 5:24:56 AM

Hi guys this is my first gaming rig. I am scared to death that I build the wrong thing...
Can you guys critique my build?
btw can the mobo support the monitor that I pick?

ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-N975-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda LP ST3500412AS 500GB 5900 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 10, 2009 6:35:29 AM

The video card and mobo support that monitor.

Any reason you picked the GeForce 9800GT over the Radeon HD 4850? SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB $95 plus $10 rebate or MSI OC Radeon HD 4850 1GB $115 plus $15 rebate

I think that PSU with it's 2 80mm cooling fans isn't such a great bargain compared with a PSU like this BFG Tech GS-550 550W with it's single 140mm fan.

If you don't mind playing the rebate game you can get a really good deal on the OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W PSU $45 after rebate and promo code discount 10% off w/ promo code cz10, ends 10/18

Everything else looks good.
Be sure to let us know how everything goes.
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October 10, 2009 7:32:54 AM

thx a lot! i just wanna stick w nvidia...
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October 10, 2009 8:27:54 AM

gloryofgreece said:
thx a lot! i just wanna stick w nvidia...

any particular reason for that?
dragon based system preform better than amd cpu+chipset+nvidia gpu
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October 10, 2009 2:55:09 PM

Agreed man, I've got an nvidia card myself, a 9600gt I'd bought last year at a good price, but for current pricing, 4850 is a little better card.
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October 10, 2009 3:11:14 PM

gloryofgreece said:
thx a lot! i just wanna stick w nvidia...
The GTS 250 is only $10-$20 more after rebates.
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October 10, 2009 3:19:23 PM

Can u guys spec out a system for me? Ok we can go wit ATI.
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October 10, 2009 3:42:24 PM

I'm with WR2.
but if you still want a build the how to sticky post in the New Build System
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October 10, 2009 4:46:24 PM

thanks a lot!

How about the MOtherboard? I don't overclock at all.
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October 10, 2009 4:53:51 PM

the MB is ok. will do the work
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October 10, 2009 4:54:33 PM

Also btw can you guys give me some suggestion as far as moniter goes? I just want 20+...less than 180$ preferably. I just use it for watching videos.
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October 10, 2009 4:55:42 PM

I think I will go HD4850 then.
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October 10, 2009 5:02:26 PM

gloryofgreece said:
Also btw can you guys give me some suggestion as far as moniter goes? I just want 20+...less than 180$ preferably. I just use it for watching videos.
You want to replace the ASUS VW224 1680x1050 monitor with a 1980x1080 monitor?
That ASUS VW224 will playback vidoes just fine @ 780P
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