Need Advice on Gaming Rig

Mr_KnowNothing

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Hey,

Gonna buy a new computer tomorrow. This is what I'm looking at:


CPU Intel Core i7 920 Processor LGA1366 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU 485
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe EXGTE LGA1366 X58 6DDR3 FSB1600(OC)RAID 2GBLAN 3xPCIE2.0 ATX 499
Memory G Skill 6G(3x2G) DDR3 PC10666 9-9-9-24 239
Hard Drive Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA3.0Gb/s NCQ(ST31000340NS) 299
Video Card Zotac GTX295 1792MB DDR3 HDMI(GRID incl) 899
CD Drive Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA 27
Case Antec SKELETON ATX Tower NO PSU 219
PCU Corsair 750TX
Cooler Cooler Master V8
Monitor Acer P244WB 24 wide 2ms Black VGA/Analogue HDMI 349
Software Microsoft Windows Vista Premium64bit(OEM)purchase with Hardware Only 179

Total cost sofar: Aus$3493


Any recommendations on changes? or anything else I'll need?
I'll buy keyboard and mouse separately.

 

foolycooly

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everything looks good, although I do not know much about that case. Any reason why you picked it?

I would also swap out the HDD for a Western Digital 1tb caviar black...or the 640gb if you don't want to spend that much money. There have been some problems with the seagate drives from what I hear.
 

battlemarz

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+1 to the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB instead of the Seagate, as the 7200.11 series has had some issues lately. Other than that it looks good.
 

redraider_gamer

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Why the Skeleton? A very different case that would be cool for LAN parties, but it's so open that if it's just for home use and not show, it has way too many drawbacks for long term use unless you have it under a desk or otherwise protected.
 
The P6T is cheaper than the P6T Deluxe and I hear it overclocks better.

The 750W PSU will not support a second GTX 295. If you want the option to add another, get a Corsair 1000HX. If not, consider downgrading to Q9550/GA-EP45-UD3R/DDR2/some LGA775 cooler. It would save you some money and I don't think you'd lose much performance.