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Gaming PC <$700

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November 27, 2009 4:44:24 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mostly this weekend BUDGET RANGE: 700-800 (before rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: no strong preferences

OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I don't know (I have a cheap 20" lcd that I will be using and will probably upgrade to a higher end 24" or bigger in the near future)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 - Retail

bundled with:
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail


Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

bundled with:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail


PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

bundled with DVD burner


GPU:
XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


Would like to know if anything here sticks out as not a good idea. Still looking for a good deal on a 640gb or bigger HD. I am looking mainly to play rpgs (ie dragon age) and a couple online shooters (l4d2, tf2, battlefield).

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