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Old June 26, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Product Name Qty Unit Price Price
ANTEC Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case ILC: 761345159005 SKU: MX14869
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$119.99
$119.99


AMD Phenom™ II X4 940 Quad-Core Black Edition 3.0GHz w/ 8MB Cache (Retail Box) ILC: 730143267014 SKU: MX22934
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$229.99
$229.99


Asus M4A78 PRO w/ DualDDR2 1066, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, Radeon HD 3200, Hybrid CrossFireX, HDMI ILC: 610839169078 SKU: MX23467
1
$129.99
$129.99


Mushkin XP2-6400 Xtreme Performance DDR2 SDRAM, 4GB Dual Pack ILC: 873648004538 SKU: MX19044
1
$74.99
$74.99


SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA II w/ 16MB Cache ILC: ST3500418AS SKU: MX23454
1
$59.99
$59.99


LG Super Multi Security DVD Writer 22x DVD+/-RW Dual-Layer, Black (OEM) ILC: GH22NP20-BK SKU: MX21249
1
$29.99
$29.99


HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI ILC: 4895139001501 SKU: MX23923
1
$199.99
$199.99


OCZ 700W GameXStream Power Supply w/ Quad +12V ILC: 842024003533 SKU: MX12599
1
$119.99
$119.99


Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW 20in Widescreen 16:9 LCD w/ DVI, 5ms, Black ILC: 729507806792 SKU: MX23669
1
$154.99
$154.99


Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700, OEM ILC: 882224593519 SKU: MX24012
1
$34.99
$34.99


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 (64-bit) DVD w/ SP1, OEM, 1-Pack ILC: 66I-01939 SKU: MX20435
1
$159.99
$159.99


Sub Total $1,314.89 Warranty $87.99 Shipping $0.00

* ADS for MONITOR $12.00 GST 5% $70.74

Total $1,485.62


How long will this build last? Is it worth the money? Should i get extra cooling?
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Old June 26, 2009, 12:52 PM
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I wouldn't bother with getting/buying Vista if you don't own it. Snag Windows 7 RC which is free and will work until next year, then you can decide later on if you like Win 7 you can buy it
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Old June 26, 2009, 12:57 PM
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I have 2 thins with windows 7

Where to find it and how to install it?
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Old June 26, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Go here Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program to download it, burn it to a DvD, and there ya go (install it like a regular windows install)
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Old June 26, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Thx. Any other ideas
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Old June 26, 2009, 01:40 PM
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That OCZ PSU is not only overpriced for what your getting but you don't even need even close to that much power. If your dead set on a PSU with that wattage go with the Corsairs @ NCIX. 750W is $100 or the 850W for 120.
Also, instead of a Antec 900, you might want to consider the Cooler Master 690, better airflow and you can even get a window panel for it from NCIX but this is up to you. The money you can save on the PSU and Case can go fund a 4890 for $240, again from NCIX.
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I don't know where you plan on buying from, but for sure I'd suggest a cheaper 4870, I got my 4890 for 199.99 2 weeks ago. Look at one like Powercolor 4870 1gb or this Powercolor 4870 512mb.

Also, maybe I'd look into a combo like this. I do not know what the mobo is like, but the price is nice, so please do some research before taking my advice.

As for the monitor, I would not pay 155$ for a 20inch monitor. If I were to buy a new one, I would never go under 22 inch, although I'd preferably want 24. I would also look at 16:10 aspect ratio because having more height is very useful.

I agree with the PSU thing, with your build, you can easily go with a 600W PSU, you could get the Antec EA650 or the Corsair Tx750 which is 100$ after MIR for a great PSU.

Mushkin RAM is great, but I would suggest going for some G. Skill here for 55.99.

I personally built a system very similar to yours recently, I used a few parts which I wanted which made it a bit pricier, I used win7 (and I like it a lot) and no monitors, but I ended up with a build 300$ cheaper than yours. I suggest you use NCIX and you price match your parts.
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+1 to changing out the ram, and the TX750 awesome PSU.
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