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I am trying to build a Gaming Computer that can handle all the new stuff out there right now (Age of Conan, CoD4, Crysis) but theres a few things I'm not sure about like what graphics card to use, Motherboard, and powersupply I would need to run it all.

Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower.......... $79.99

Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s..$169.99

Burner: SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA..................$26.99

Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800..........$84.99

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad.....$214.99

MotherBoard: ?

PowerSupply: ?

GraphicsCard: ?

Subtotal: $576.95 Goal: $1,000 or less if possible!

If any of the parts I've chosen can be subsituted for something else, please tell!

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Well first thig I will say is skip the raptor hard drive. Total waste of money. 170$ for only 150 gigs of storage, thats more then a dollar a gig. Plus you will never notice the speed difference between a 10000 and a 7200 rpm drive. Just a get a regular sata drive.

now as for the rest of your parts.
motherboard 179

vga 190

power supply 110

Thats 479$

Now if you skip that western digital raptor wich you should , you will more money for a better case which a rig like this will need. I recommend the thermaltake armor or antec 900

antec 900

thermaltake armor ( theres a few different chocices )
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