1100 budget, help a noob

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  1. GhostRidah

    GhostRidah Call Kenny Loggins because you're in the danger zo

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    built a pc 5 years ago and im out of the loop. I have about 1100 to use for a new system, I dont need dvd burner, monitor, floppy, os.

    PC will be used for work and some gaming (heavy photoshop/illustrator use, cod4, tf2, starcraft 2, diablo 3, fallout 3), 4gb ram is required (im going 64 bit)

    This is what I came up with but im wondering if I could go cheaper? what cooling do I need?


    I picked out this card because supposedly its the best value for performance at the moment. I dont care if its nvidia or ati as long as its good.

    SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102748

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115043

    ASUS P5K PRO LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131275

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025



    I have no idea if this is all compatible but I think it is lol
     
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    get a P43/P45 mobo
    consider a Q6600
    Q6600 = 9 multiplier (will overclock higher), 8MB L2 cache, cheaper
    Q9300 = 7.5 multiplier, 6MB L2 cache, SSE4
    psu?
     
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    if you do have plans for crossfire on the HD4870, you need at least four 6-pin PCI-E power connectors.
    I recommend this Corsair unit:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
     
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    GhostRidah Call Kenny Loggins because you're in the danger zo

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    thanks for all the help

    so im looking at this setup

    SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102748

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

    Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129025

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

    corsair psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

    comes to 1100+ but I think its worth it, running on a p4 2.8ghz single core and I need a upgrade fast.
     
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    I would highly suggesting grabbing the WD6400AAKS over the 500GB drive. $10 more and considerably faster.
     
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