1000 Gaming system

Okay I am building a completely new system my q6600 is getting tired and I want to start over from the ground up. a buddy will take my old system off my hands

my current idea is this

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid ...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C8LV4GK

I play EQ2 and SC thats it I do some minor video editing and surf the web I have my credit card at the ready for Diablo III

After rebates and Combo's this system is about 909 with shipping.

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  1. Q6600 to 1055T for gaming is not really an upgrade at all. Basically a step sideways. AMD clock for clock is slightly slower than Core2 and no games use 6 cores. If you were using it for video/photo editing I would say the 6 cores would be an advantage but the Thuban is not a great gaming CPU. X4 955/965 are better chioces but still not much of an upgrade especially if the Q6600 is overclocked to 3.2/3.4 range.,2698-7.html
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    Yup, ^ +1. Get a GTX 480 & upgrade your PSU to a 650 watt one (if you're not looking to SLI). With an OC'ed q6660, it'll pretty much annihilate that proposed AMD system of your's.

    Then next year, as both AMD & Intel come out with their new platforms, just upgrade to that with your still new GPU & PSU. For $1000 builds, it makes no sense to to me to buy right now. If you wait, you'll get newer tech at same-ish prices, or the 1156/1366/AM3 stuff at lower prices.

    IMO, This should be your upgrade for now -

    GPU : GIGABYTE GTX 480 (Fermi)

    PSU : SeaSonic SS-650HT

    EDIT - Get some more RAM if you don't already have at least 4GB.
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  4. Thanks, man, I appreciate that.

    This will be a very good gaming system. Just two things though -

    1. If your resolution ain't 1920 X 1080, you might not need the 480 for now. A 460/470 will do just fine. Having said that though, next year when you change the rest of your system, you won't need to invest in a new gfx card or a PSU. So might as well invest in a nice 22"/24" full HD monitor :)

    2. If you have SLI in mind, (with OC'ing) you might seriously consider a 1000 Watt PSU (1000 A on the 12 V Rails should do it).
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