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heres the specs

AMD, Phenomâ„¢ II X4 940 Quad-Core 3.0GHz, AM2+, HT 3600MHz, 4x 512KB L2 + 6MB L3 cache, 125W, 45nm, Black Edition, Retail
XIGMATEK, RED SCORPION-S1283 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink, Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2, 120mm Fan, Aluminum, Red LED, Retail
ARCTIC COOLING, MX-2 High-Performance Thermal Compound, Non-Electrical Conductive
SERVICE, FREE Overclocking (Limited Time Offer), Quad-Core CPU, 10-20% Performance Increase
MICROSTAR, K9N2 SLI Platinum, AM2+, NVIDIA® 750a SLI, DDR2-1066 8GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
G.SKILL, 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz CL5 (5-5-5-15) SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
BFG TECH, GeForce® GTX 285 OC+ 675MHz, 1GB GDDR3 2520MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DVI /2, HDTV-Out, Retail
SEAGATE, 320GB Barracuda 7200.11, SATA 3 Gb/s NCQ, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
LG ELECTRONICS, GH22NS30 Black 22x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
COOLER MASTER, Centurion 590 Black Mid-Tower Computer Case, ATX, No PSU, SECC
CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Round Cables
CORSAIR, CMPSU-750TX TX Series Power Supply, 750W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Multi-GPU Ready
MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
SERVICE, System Binder
total $1423$ plus shipping

is this okay? for a gaming rig?? i have a 1680x1050 monitor also. any suggestions??? should i go with the intel core 2 quad 9550 instead?? is the price worth it?
 

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I think a phII should suit you well, but a q9550 WILL perform better. Personally I would go with a Q9550 and a gigabyte UD3P motherboard, you can get some amazing clocks with that combo. Also, I wouldn't use that CPU cooler, I would go for a Xigmatech Dark Knight for around the same price. Also, use OCZ freeze or IC7 instead of MX-2, it'll give you a few degrees cooler temps.

My last suggestion would be to build the computer yourself. You will most likely save yourself several hundred dollars and building a computer is super easy, there are several guides on this site that will help you through the process.

Check out www.newegg.com for awesome prices and great service. Good luck!!!
 

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I just looked up your exact gaming rig and here is the price of it on newegg.com without the installation, OC and cable fees:

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model - 25.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 69.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - 54.99

Open Box: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - 90.01

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active - 119.99 (and that's without the 25.00 rebate)

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - 6.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 - 43.99

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model - 219.00

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - 99.99

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - 39.99

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 369.99

With the tax and instant savings included you are looking at $1,180.40, roughly a $243 savings!!!
 
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