$750 gaming computer, your thoughts and recommendations

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $750 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming only

Parts Not Required: monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: not now, but crossfire or SLI in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

My build:

HIS ati radeon 6850 1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348

AMD athlon II x3 445 and ASRock Extreme3 870 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.547179

Microsoft comfort curve keyboard and Microsoft optical mouse combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.540770

Antec True Power New 650W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021

G. Skill 4gb DDR3 1600 RAM 9-9-9-24 (on ASRock MB compatibility list)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

Antec 300 case and Sony Optiarc DVD combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.542807

Samsung F3 500gb HD and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.544787.22-152-181

Total after rebate: $742.52
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  1. That seems like a nice list for the price. Going with RAM off the compatibility list is not going to be a big requirement. It was much more important 2 years ago.

    I think this lower latency Mushkin a slightly better deal, but you get the other if it makes you feel more secure :)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103&cm_re=DDR3_4GB-_-20-226-103-_-Product
  2. Don't forget to unlock that fourth core on your cpu! Have fun!
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