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Old January 5, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Default Is this going to work?

In order to mitigate costs for the future when the Socket 1366's come into the mainstream (and prices decrease), I want to build something less expensive now under Socket 775 and be able to swap some items for a future build. I'm hoping this present build will last 18-24 months. I'll be using the pc for games (like to play FPS like Crysis, Bioshock, Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, etc.) and don't need ultra eye-candy stuff....just medium to possibly high levels with playable frame rates....will also just be using internet and downloading. Budget, including monitor would preferably be around $1,000 or lower, and I won't be OC'ing. My choices are as follows, and please excuse my ignorance around compatability:

-Samsung 2253 BW 22" monitor
-CM 690 case
-Corsair 750TX W power unit
-Sapphire 4850 HD 512 MB DDR 3 graphics card
-Intel E5200 CPU
-WD Caviar Black 640 GB 32MB hard drive
-Asus P5KPL-CM Matx Intel G31 LGA775 1PCI-16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Video Sound Gblan Motherboard
-Samsung SH-S223F/BEBN 22x Speedplus DVD Writer OEM
-RAM - not sure what to get....2 or 4 GB?

I'd like to use the case, power unit, DVD writer, and hard drive for a future 1366 build, and hopefully the graphics card as well (perhaps even do a cross-fire). Will this present set-up be okay...especially in relation to the motherboard, and what memory recommendations can you make? I'm not a fanboy of anything in particular even though my current ATI graphics card and Asus motherboard have been problem-free for the past 4 years. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Thanks so much!
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