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Old June 29, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Hi everyone, recently found this site and figured it would be a good place to get some opinions on my upcoming gaming pc. This is my first build in probably 5 years so I've allocated a nice sized budget and want a power house for gaming. Feel free to drop suggestions and look out for any problems there might be (i've been out of the loop for awhile).

Some direct questions:
Any brand i should avoid for the video card (4870)? At this point, i may have to go with whatever i can get my hands on.

Looking for case suggestions, i mainly want something that isnt flimsy (as much metal as possible), not too flashy, and cools well.

THE BUILD
Just listing newegg for convenience. $US

CPU:
E8400 $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...px?Item=N82E1681911503
Probably will pickup an AC Freezer 7 pro (31.99)as I will be doing some overclocking.
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


MB:
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813128336


GPU:
two 4870s crossfired $619.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...EPA=0&Description=4870

RAM:
G.Skill 4gb (2x2) ddr2 1000 $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820231145

PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16817139006

Hard Drive:
Western Digital 640GB $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16822136218

Case:
LIAN LI PC-A71B Black $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...2E16811112144&Tpk=a71b
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/vie....hmx?scriteria=BA24895


Monitor:
BenQ G2400WD 24inch $399.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16824014173

Optical:
Lite-on DVD burner with Litescribe $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16827106072


Total: $2038.89
Assuming my math is correct and I didnt leave anything out
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Old June 29, 2008, 10:49 AM
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First, welcome to the forums.
Second, we had a discussion last night regarding a new build; might want to read this, since you 2 have much in common - parts and budget. It will surely help you.

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Old June 29, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Thanks John, I'll check it out now.
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