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Need help with components for gaming pc!

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Hey, I'm looking to build a new computer and I haven't really been up to date with all the new stuff that's been coming out but a friend of mine put together a bunch of components and from what I can tell it looks pretty good but I wanted your opinions on it. I'm mostly going to be gaming with this computer and I plan on having it for at least three-four years before replacing it. I want to be able to play all the current games out today (CoD4, etc) with no prob on high settings but also be able to keep up with the new games that will be coming out within the next few years. I'll be doing quite a bit of video editing (frapsing games with no lag would be nice) and other resource intensive things.

My budget is around $1000-1100, and i'd like your opinions on this rig. If you were building a computer for yourself what would you change here? Is the case good? Should I go with duo core instead (figured that the quad core would make it last longer as more applications will be developed to work with it)? Maybe it would be better to get a cheaper duo cpu and upgrade other components? The motherboard (I have no idea how to tell good ones from bad ones)? I already have a good power supply and sound card to use and I will include the OS in the price.

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115041
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128346
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814261027
Ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146731
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152100
Cd/dvd drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233003
OS: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116488

Thanks for all your help!
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looks pretty good to me :) you can always change stuff around later on :)
(my own personal opinion) i don't like vista it looks cool but its a bit of a hog what can i say i love xp

Edited by blackchaos, 09 October 2008 - 11:03 PM.

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Yeah I agree, it looks to be a great build.

I personally would throw in a 4870 X2 to make it a gaming screamer, although this isn't necessary! The 4850 is an excellent performer.

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