First build, does this sound good?

nano404

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Jun 23, 2009
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18,510
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now

BUDGET RANGE: None in particular, prefer <$1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphic related work (Photoshop, 3D modelling etc.), gaming, office work and Internet browsing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING: May try slight CPU overclocking, nothing major.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: N/A

PARTS LIST:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45
Newegg Link

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
Newegg Link

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Newegg Link

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Newegg Link

Power Supply: Corsair 650W
Newegg Link

RAM: 2x G.SKILL 4GB
Newegg Link

Monitor: Hanns·G 19"
Newegg Link


$1,094.77 including unlisted items.

Everything else is negligible I think.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I chose the quad because I will be multi-tasking, alot, I will be using 3DS MAX so the quad should be great there. I'd prefer rdering today because the total savings on Newegg is like, $190 bucks and I don't want to wait any longer. The two "demanding" games I'll play most is Flight Simulator X and America's Army.