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I'm gonna be buying a new system very soon and I've come up with this build

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 590 RC-590
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500W
Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2,66GHZ
MSI GeForce GTX 260 896MB PCIE DDR3
RAM: Kingston Hyperx DDR3 6GB
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200 32MB SATA2
DVD: NEC AD-7201S-0B

I'll be using this PC mostly for games and some video editing.
Any suggestions, opinions are more than welcome.
 

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If you tell us where you are and were you are buying from we give you some suggestions on deals. What is your budget, what are you using it for and are you overclocking. Overall these components are decent - just hard to say anything until we know the above
 

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I live in Slovenia. The build I listed there would cost me around 1200€ here, I think I could spend another 200€ on it if necessary. I'm gonna be using it for gaming and some video editing on a LG 22'' and I probably won't be overclocking.
 

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the 260 might be overkill for that resolution, a 4850 would probably do well enough for 1680x1050 in most games except Crysis.

use the money you save to buy a better PSU, I recommend Corsair or Silverstone as they seem to be the best PSU's for the money right now.
 

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^ +1 to that, read my article on how much to spend in the new build section - it covers this fact that in the long run, things like PSUs, cases and coolers are good investments, but CPUs and GPUs should be as cheap as possible and at the same time do what you want them to do - if you only need to play games at 1680x1050 - then don't go overkill because you won't get that money back in value - just get the specs that will give you what you need. Then if you have a good case and PSU you love you can upgrade the inner components later and get better performance much cheeper when you need it: IN THE FUTURE - when the games become more demanding, instead of paying a ridiculous premium on that performance now, when you won't even be using it.
 

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Thanks for the tips.
A Corosair 650W would cost me only about an extra 50€. 650W should be enough though?
I'm not really familiar with MSI, do they make reliable graphics cards?
 

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Interesting article.
The 4850 is about 130€ cheaper, so I could buy a better case for that money.
Should I still go for a i7 though?
 

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It depends on how much money you have and how much performance you need. Also depends on how much you save going for a cheaper core 2 duo or AMD solutions. For gaming the E7000 series is a great overclocker that offers a strong enough CPU for games and when overclocked has the same clock for clock performance as the more expensive E8000 series . The AMD 720 BE phemon II X3 is even better, and if it costs only about 10-30% more than the E7000 series where you live then that is a better deal, just make sure you get the BE if you intend to OC.

Even cheaper is the E5200 - which is almost as good as the E7000 when overclocked - just remember that the dual core processors will not multitask as sweetly as 3 or 4 cores will - so if you multitask a lot then take this into consideration as well

These options should generally lend themselves to builds that are about half the price of the core i7 - and if this is the case then that money is well saved unless you need the extra CPU horsepower for professional CPU bound Apps, as gaming is GPU bound