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I'm building a computer and would be grateful for any advice or comments on the configuration I've put together.

Computer use: audio conversion and editing (Goldwave), some video conversion and editing (Ulead DVD Workshop), continuuous uploading and downloading, browsing (torrents, newsgroups), CD - DVD burning (Nero), graphic work (Paintshop Pro), Word and Excel

I pretty much do all of these at the same time and my present system can't keep up. Need to upgrade!
Is the system I put together sensible or am I making any bad errors?
It's been a long time since I put together a system and things have gotten very complex and confusing.

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91

MOBO: ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450

CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Video: EVGA 512-P3-N860-TR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

DVD: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06
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Hi there,

You can change the motherboard to a P45 chipset, it'd be a bit cheaper with no performance loss.

Also I suggest getting a better PSU, such as Corsair's 650W unit - much better quality.


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