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RudeskiDudeski

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Hey guys, this is my first post and my potential first build. I'm hoping for some feedback on what i've chosen.

MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
BFG Tech BFGEGTS2501024OCE GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Still debating on a psu and case.
Thanks for any input!
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What operating system?
And if its going to be for Mid / High end gaming.
I'd get a 600 WAT psu.

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Hope it helps.
I recommend Windows 7 64x by the way.
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I would recommend a Corsair PSU... from 650 to 750W.
As for a case, go with an Antec 900 or a Cooler Master HAF 922.

Get Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit version) as it comes with a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7.

You could also get a Radeon HD 4870: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121291
The Asus one has a good heatsink and it idles much better (lower temps) than other 4870s.
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RudeskiDudeski

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Hey guys, thanks for looking it over.

I decided to go with the Asus Radeon HD 4870 and the HAF 922, as per your suggestions, and i was already considering a corsair psu (750W) and windows 7 x64. Oh, and i switched out the WD Caviar Blue for a Caviar Black 500Gb.

My question is, is it worth buying Vista now, or just using the RC for windows 7 and buying it when it comes out?
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The PSU is overkill. You can save a lot of money by going with this 500W OCZ PSU. It is also modular, which will help keep your case looking neat, and it will improve airflow.

I'd also recommend paying $5 more for the 640GB WD Black hard drive. Not only do you get an extra 140GB, but its platters also have a higher aerial density, which means the drive has greater performance.

It doesn't really matter if you get Vista now (and a free upgrade to Windows 7), or use the RC of Windows 7 and buy a copy when it comes out. Both will cost you about the same. If you're a gamer, you might want to know that some online games (Call of Duty 4 and Battlefield 2 come to mind, but I'm sure there were others) don't properly work on Windows 7 due to the anti-cheat system they use. The makers of the anti-cheat system don't plan on supporting Windows 7 until it is released to retail, so if you really like those games, you might want to stick with Vista for now.
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Get Vista Home Premium with the free upgrade coupon and upgrade to 7 when the time comes.
I would also recommend the 640GB Caviar Black: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136319

For RAM, get Ballistix Tracers: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148261
Once they arrive, they run out of stock fast (at least that what it looks like to me).
You can buy them from Amazon too.

Do you want to go AMD or Intel?
If Intel:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131395
And: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115041
You can save more if you go with a Q9400: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115131
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