New HP Build...centered around i5 750

hey guys i'm trying to piece together a pc on HP that will give me awesome bang for my buck...i have a budget under $1000 and i get an employee discount so i get about $200 off every build...this is what i got so far...this will be used for a good amount of gaming as well as developing within Java

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-750 quad-core processor [2.66GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache]

6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 4GB

640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB

1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850 [2 DVI, HDMI and VGA adapters]

LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive

Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN

15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio

Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports

HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse
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    Are you absolutely certain this is a 3-channel DDR mobo ? ... ??

    Regardless, some of our local experts might opine on the most efficient CAS timings, for "system-wide" OC.

    Are you going to OC? i5-750 lives for that !

    Did you consider a premium, aftermarket air cpu cooler ?

    If this *is* a dual ch mobo, you would be selecting 4GB DDRx and it would be a bit cheaper, because of that.

    Sure you cannot afford a 5870?

    Are the mobo and PSU suitible and ready for 8x8 SLI/xFire?

    Did you mention the PSU power rating (and any efficiency certifications) ?

    Just some omissions that I noticed and wondered about.

    = Al =

    Looks fine, as a student-gamer, tho. On paper.
  2. One other consideration ...

    ... Might Win7-Pro64 be more appropriate for your professional needs and for network communication with your corporate IT environment ?

    NetShow? FireWalls? VPN? Web-X? Corporate eMail?, etc?

    Any system requirements for the Java tools ?? Certified components or OS required for development? What about partner suites and plug-ins?

    = Al =
  3. Best answer selected by jonah1825.
  4. yeah thanks for your input Al and to answer all your questions I decided against building with HP b/c they just dont give you enough customization options and I'm worried about the stock case/fans/power supply as well as the ability to easily upgrade it in the future...i decided i'm gonna go with a Cyberpower PC so I can customize to a maximum

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