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Q9450 2.66Ghz




GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $169.99


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 - Retail $319.99


Case: Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $159.99


Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $129.99


RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $144.99


Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $54.99


KB: Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail $89.99


Mouse: Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail $39.99


CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail $24.99


Monitor: SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $339.99


Speakers: Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail $88.99


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $149.99



Subtotal: $1,649.87[this is after all their savings {censored}]

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Depends on the user. I don't run games in 1900 resolution. I do 1024x768 or 1280x1024. That rig will run games fine in that resolution for a long time.


If you play games at a different resolution than the native one of your screen, the result is fugly... but I guess you already know that.

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Great selection. I think you'll be very happy with them.


I'm currently on


Q9450 @ 3.75Ghz (has booted at 4.03Ghz)

G.SKILL PI Black 2x2GB @ 938Mhz 4,4,4,12 1.96v (newegg link)

This RAM is basically the same as what you're looking at, just packaged with lower latency, slower speed, it should be fine at the same speed/latency/volts at the G.SKILL you list, also it's just $60 (buy 2 sets!)

PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W


I'm using water cooling at the moment, but if I'm using the Freezer 7 Pro on a work machine, and it's the best value in air cooling I think I've ever seen.


The only change I'd make in your list is the power supply, PC Power & Cooling rocks, and with a single 49A 12v rail, you'll never need to worry about watching for balancing your load over your 12v rails.


Edit: Oops, judging by your sig, looks like you already made your decision. Hope you're enjoying it!

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