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Old 07-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: First Gaming Rig.

Yeah, get a caviar black HDD.

If money is a concern, I'd say ditch the soundcard and upgrade your gpu. Your current gpu will max both games you listed, but I would think you would want a gpu to match the power of that cpu you picked out. There is a bit of a power difference there. However, if all you want to do is play wow and css, you really don't need a cpu that powerful. You could drop down to an AMD Phenom II x4 955. Then you would need a different mobo and dual channel ram. Its up to you. If you do decide to swap out that sound card for a bigger gpu, I would suggest the HD 5850.
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Ram: 12GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
Mobo: ASUS P6T
PSU: 750W PC Power & Cooling
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