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governor410

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Hey everyone, great information here on this site and I look forward to everyones feedback as well. So this is going to be my first/new build. I am a novice in this world and am trying to get an idea of what works with what... few questions first off...

1. Do I need a soundcard? or a floppy drive?
2. I do not need a modem, b/c i have wi-fi correct?
3. Do the parts below work well with each other

Here is my almost purchase ready list....(from newegg.com)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-20B1LT - Retail

Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W ATX12V Version 2.2 Power Supply - Retail

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
 

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Say no to 9500Gt..it will bottleneck ur processor in the games...like others said go for 4850 very gud but if you are not willing to spend more on the gfx then u can try the 4670 (with the GDDR3)....and for the case antec sonata is very gud....and for the harddrive u can consider the 640gb western digital...very fast...mayb jus a few bucks more...but well spent...
 

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This is what I would recommend on a $800 budget, including monitor, hd, OS, and optical drive:

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

LITE-ON Black Burner with LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106265

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKA1-GP with Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119142

Acer X193Wb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009151

Intel Pentium E5200 bundled with BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=Combo.133507

You don't need a floppy drive really...

Total: $802.91 - $50 MIR = $752.91

With the i7 cores being released next week, I am pretty sure you can get higher quality MOBO and CPU if you wait a couple of weeks :)
 

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