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Do not want Apevia power supply. This is better and cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20750

Also, I wouldn't recommend that case (seeing as I have it.) I would, however, recommend the Cooler Master 690.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

I would recommend this board over the one you currently have picked out. If you plan to go SLi in the future, you can't use the Gigabyte one I linked though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358

That graphics card won't get you very far. I'd suggest this 4850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770

Other than that, it looks good.
 

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Sav's got it right but I'd also recommend different ram. Sli memory is basically a gimmick. Find something else cheaper like Corsair. Here's a cheaper LG burner (haven't had a bad burn with it yet). Acer 19" 1680x1050; I have this monitor and its a high res for the price. Amazon has the WD6401AALS for $75 right now, so I'd recommend that. If you're getting new speakers, get cheap 2.1 channel at least. I'll never go back to days without a sub


CM690 has the best airflow at its price. You can also get a new CM590 on ebay for $60 shipped. For a dedicated video card, the 9500gt is pretty bad. Get a 9600gso for $50 (NOT the 256mb or 512mb version, look for 384mb or 768mb). You can cheap out on the power supply by going with the Corsair 650w.
 

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The case looks great but but the airflow is pretty bad. Not to mention, there is barely any space to stick the wires. My PC looks terrible on the inside because there is no spot for the wires to hide.
 

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Sav's got it right but I'd also recommend different ram. Sli memory is basically a gimmick. Find something else cheaper like Corsair. Here's a cheaper LG burner (haven't had a bad burn with it yet). Acer 19" 1680x1050; I have this monitor and its a high res for the price. Amazon has the WD6401AALS for $75 right now, so I'd recommend that. If you're getting new speakers, get cheap 2.1 channel at least. I'll never go back to days without a sub


CM690 has the best airflow at its price. You can also get a new CM590 on ebay for $60 shipped. For a dedicated video card, the 9500gt is pretty bad. Get a 9600gso for $50 (NOT the 256mb or 512mb version, look for 384mb or 768mb). You can cheap out ont he power supply by going with the Corsair 650w.
ocz ram is good ram from my experience and is over clockable in warranty. depends what you plan to do with it really..
 

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1) Yes.
2) Yes.
3) Yes. You must plug in your front USB ports to your motherboard and then you'll be set.
4) It will be a pretty good machine, although you might be able to do better with the suggestions coming in.
 

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I have never heard good of the Western digital 750gb Black, it seems like it's the only one of the Black series that sucks. Step down to the 640gb version and you'll get one of the fastest 7200rpm HDD's out there at the moment.
 

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640gb is a lot of space on a single drive lol. but its fast.

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i would definately up ur graphics card to either a 9600GT or a 9800GT or better (GTX or GTX+). u spend a chunk on the CPU and the 9500GT will seriously undercut the power in ur games. also, dont get an apevia PSU, the 750w corsair recommended earlier is a great PSU and leaves headroom for an SLI setup later if u want since u have a nice SLI board. it will also be plenty stable for an OC on ur E8400. also i prefer single, large +12v rails and i think that one has 60amps on its single +12v rail, which is nearly 2x what that apevia puts out.

everything else is either ur opinion or i agree with u

nvidia FTW!
 

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i would definately up ur graphics to either a 9600GT or a 9800GT or better. and dont get an apevia PSU, the corsair recommended earlier is a great PSU. i prefer single, large +12v rails.

everything else is either ur opinion or i agree with u

Turns out that multi-rails being bad was propaganda from PC Power & Cooling.
Still, the Corsair's are single-rail and they're brilliant
 
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