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Old 06-07-2009, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so im building a computer, im going to be using it for mostly gaming(counter strike, COD4, crysis, mass effect stuff like that, pretty high end stuff) video, music production, stuff like that. my budgets around $850 so i need it to stay under that, its my first build heres V 1.0 of my build, anything i can do to make it better for cheaper or any replacements you'd make or if anything is incompatable?


CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo - ASUS M4A78 Plus
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video card - EVGA 01G-P3-1155-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1155-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

HDD - Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Case (not really sold on a case yet, this one is my favorite so far that i can afford)

- NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

OS - windows vista 64 bit

and then i need a cd/dvd drive/burner and a sd card reader and so far with the cd drive added and sd card reader im up to $813 without shipping, so anything i can do to improve? help is greatly appreciated.
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I would get this combo deal instead: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
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