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Old 11-19-2008, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Gaming Build....Help?

Hey everyone, this is my first time building my own gaming computer and i've just begun to gather all of my components. I'd greatly appreciate it if you all could look over the list of components and make sure that everything is compatible, and it'd be great if you could suggest some upgrades where needed.
Also, I would like to implement a RAID 0, but i don't know if my motherboard is compatible.


Motherboard- - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Graphics card- SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Power supply- Thermaltake W0131RU 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified NVIDIA QUAD-SLI APPROVED 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

RAM- mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail

OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 English NA DVD - Retail

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail

Hard Drive- (RAID 0) 2 x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
(Storage)Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Cooling- Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - Retail

Case- Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

The budget is flexible at about 2000 dollars, and i'm going to be playing COD4 and 5, fallout 3, and various other games of that caliber.
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