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Suggestions for new gaming rig?

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I have done LOTS of reading but would be great to have new build suggested from scratch. Gaming + all purpose.

Budget = Around $1100
Screen and Speakers already have so not needed.
Needed - All else including cooling for future overclocking.
The most important pieces are the CPU, MB, Mem, heatsink, and PS.
Will probably go with single HD (West Dig 400-500 GB and add 2nd later if needed)

Ideas - CPU Intel Q9550 but open to suggestions.
Prefer Intel and nVidea (possibly the 9800 gtx but open to suggestions)
OS - Probably Vista 64 but plan to upgrade to Win 7 when its ready.

All suggestions much appreciated! Thanks.

Medieval II Total War fan and looking forward to March launch of next version.
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Hmm if you have the moniter and speakers

Maybe get the Intel i7?

Here lemme set Mobo graphics and CPU

I find the rest you should decide

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

PLus like your optical drive and standard HD
-70$ for both.

And you can use like vista home premium 64 bit
for 100


For your top of the line Corei7
budget gaming computer

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Is the i7 worth the extra cash or would the Q9550 or other older cpu be a better price/speed deal for the money? It seems the extra for the new i7 and x58 mobo may be e bit pricy yet.
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