New system selections good?

Hello all and thank you for reading,

My current old p4 desktop is completely dead and I'm not fixing it.

This week/next couple of days


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet access, finance sw, music, pictures, MS flight simX, and RC flight sims

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, wireless network card, Speakers (have 5.1) Monitor (using dell 2007fp dvi 1600x1200)




MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600x1200 May go to a larger HDMI monitor later

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like smallest and quietest case possible

What I put together so far:

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support - Retail
Item #: N82E16827140041

COOLER MASTER Elite 360 RC-360-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119195

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136358

SAPPHIRE 100258-1GHDMI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817153052

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-8GBRL - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128371

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115207

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
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  1. putting money into a dead end platform aint too good these days

    but $1000 is a solid budget i would go this way

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

    GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboar

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builder

    XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

    Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  2. That looks really good. I like that case better than the one I picked out too.

    Thank you.
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