I am building a new gaming computer and wish to connect it to a Samsung LN46A650. Please check my configuration.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU - $320
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 Motherboard - $130
2 x G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM - $90
MSI N260GTX-T2D896 OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB PCI-E Video Card - $215
Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $75
Samsung SH-222F 22X DVD±R SATA DVD Burner - $26
Corsair 750TX 750W PSU - $105
Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP ATX Case - $75
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle HSF - $32 & Retention Bracket - $8.50
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1 OEM - $100
All in all it comes under $1200. Is there a better configuration available for the price?
The CPU you're getting is not worth it!
Trust me and either get the E8600 Core 2 duo (3.33ghz stock), which outperforms the Q9550 in gaming benchmarks...
Or get the new i7 920... which is only slightly more expensive than the Q9550, and WAY WAY more powerful than even the $900 QX quad core...
If you want the best investment then get the following:
Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe, Intel X58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC), SAS/SATAII, ATX
CPU: Intel i7 920, Socket 1366 (B), Nehalem, 2.66GHz, Cache 8MB, Retail
RAM: 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, DHX, EPP
GPU: 896MB BFG GTX260 OCX MAXCORE, PCI-E 2.0(x16), Mem 2250MHz, GPU 655MHz, 216 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/ HDTV
PSU: (you don't need 750 even with SLi on i7!!!) 620W Corsair HX Series Modular SLi PSU, ATX, EPS 12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Exclusive Dual Fan CPU Cooler, LGA1366 only
get this... and put it in a nice gamer's case that will keep it cool... if you want to save money then get the Antec 900, otherwise look into the Lian-Li's... but if you want the absolute best of the best case then get this: Silverstone TJ07B-W Black Aluminium Full Tower Case with Window ATX/E-ATX/SSI....
This will make your machine cost a bit more, but if you pay $2000 now, it's no different than paying $1500 now and having to purchase $500 in upgrades in the future.
This rig here will last you a long, long time... And the overclocking potential is enormous, especially in the TJ07B which is #1 for watercooling, if you invest in a very good watercooling setup and throw it in the TJ07B you'll be able to overclock to the extreme.
If you don't want overclocking extreme and watercooling, then just get the Antec 900, or upgrade in quality to a Lian Li, though the cooling may not be as well as the Antec 900 (which has fans on the top)... There are some very good Lian-Li's they're top quality, amazing cases...
Don't take my word for it, research everything I've just posted for yourself! Don't just buy something without making sure YOU are going to be happy... The products I just listed are what I am buying and they are amazing, I've done enough research to know. But like I said, find out for yourself just how right I am!