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My build is ready for purchase please evaluate

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March 4, 2010 10:49:08 PM

Hello everyone, I put a lot of time and research into getting the parts to build the best gaming PC possible for my budget. I now have my credit card out and I am ready to make the purchase for the parts but before I do I want to run it through you guys. Please respond In a timely fashion because I am prepared to make my purchase after I have a few responses.

I need all parts except monitor and keyboard/mouse, I want to use it for gaming mainly.

**thank you to all who respond this is a big investment in my life and your input is invaluable**
a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2010 11:00:44 PM

Please post your components with links or make it a public wish list, so we can see your components. You link takes me to my Newegg Shopping cart.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2010 11:33:07 PM

The only thing I would recommend is switching the GPU to the XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB, which is cheaper and will out perform the 9800 GTX +. Everything else looks pretty good to me overall.
March 4, 2010 11:37:27 PM

Great build you will love the i3.
March 4, 2010 11:43:14 PM

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate your input I'll make the change. joined this site just yesterday and I am really impressed by the quality responses and high experience of people on the site, I don't know that much about computer hardware and greatly appreciate your guidance.
March 5, 2010 12:03:17 AM

I guess if you're going with the i3 and that geforce 9800 vid then the build is fine.

You might want to consider a different HD. the 7200.12 is getting very bad reviews, all across the boards it's a very short life HD.

I would recommend you the samsung F3 but newegg only carries the 1tb or 250 gb versions.

Although zipzoomfly does carry the 500 gb size
March 5, 2010 10:01:36 AM

Thanks fastx21, will go with 500gb from zipzoomfly
March 5, 2010 10:01:53 AM

Best answer selected by johnjohnson.