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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Nine Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129021

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:M4A79XTD EVO
Item #:N82E16813131402

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #:N82E16819103674

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Item #:N82E16820231193

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Model #:CMPSU-750TX
Item #:N82E16817139006

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1001FALS
Item #:N82E16822136284

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Model #:AD-7240S-0B
Item #:N82E16827118030

ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller - Retail
Model #:CNPS10X Extreme
Item #:N82E16835118051

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Model #:AS5-3.5G
Item #:N82E16835100007

(X2 IN Cf) SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #:100269VXLE
Item #:N82E16814102848

now my question is does this look like a decent build? I skipped out on the new 5800 series vid cards cause of availability issues and waiting on price point to drop a hundred or so bucks. is the psu overkill for crossfire? do ya think that cooler will fit and give enough room for me to drop another 2x 2gig memory sticks in it down the road if needed, running all 4 sockets?
Is the 3 core processors worth screwing with to unlock them or stay with the guaranteed 4cores? any suggestions or comments are welcome.
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  1. ah yes.... Gaming is the mission!
  2. What resolution are you going to be playing at?

    You just posted a list of the parts i usually recommend so its going to be a challenge to make it better.

    The 1TB F3 will be slightly faster than the caviar black

    You can combo the CPU and case to save 30
  3. think the native resolution of my 23inch lcd is 1440x900 and that works for me on my current system. and thx for the combo deal missed it!
  4. A 4890 is a lot of GPU for that many pixels, you should be able to max everything out easily, my 4850 will let me play everything on high at 1280x1024, so games really wont be a challenge for this rig.
  5. well the idea is to not replace it as quickly as i did the current system. any other comments on this before i buy it
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