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Well, over the past three days I've been researching parts to put together a nice gaming desktop. But I'm, subsequently, a noob when it comes to building computers. I built a custom computer around four years ago, but my uncle helped me in the process. I'm aiming to get top notch parts (around 60-75% compared to the best parts out there). Please feel free to modify or change parts that I've chosen, whether it's a better deal or more appropriate part.

CPU / Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz
Price - $190

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB
Price - $250

RAM / Memory:
Price - $86

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB
http://www.newegg.co...x... SE16 640GB
Price -> $85

Power Supply: CORSAIR 750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.co.....Corsair 750TX
Price - $110

Computer Case: NZXT Lexa Blackline ATX Mid-Tower Case
Price - $100

Motherboard: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Price - $170

Monitor: Samsung Touch of Color T220 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Price - $300

Miscellaneous / Accessories:

Total Price:

Optional or Replace Parts?
CPU / Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz
Price - $260

Edited by Jadchor, 05 September 2008 - 11:04 PM.

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Everything looks good to me. I suggest (to save some money) to go with this RAM as its much cheaper than what you picked.

I would recommend going with the Q9300 if you're going to do a lot of multitasking of multimedia applications. If you're just gaming, stick with the Core 2 Duo.

I also want to note that the motherboard you picked can do SLI, and if you're not thinking of running dual cards (2 Nvidia video cards) then going with a cheaper board might be cost-effective.

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