Building first gaming computer, how does this look?

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  1. Blah DTMM

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    I've decided to finally go the route of building a gaming computer for the first time as opposed to buying a prebuilt one. I have all of the parts picked out, but before I order them I'd like to check around a few different sites to see if theres anything people would suggest I change, maybe replace something that will be cheaper yet not have a lot of performance loss. So here it is so far.

    Samsung 2443BW-HAS 24IN
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=32738&vpn=LS24MYKRBQ/XAA&manufacture=Samsung&promoid=1074

    Q9550
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30576&vpn=BX80569Q9550&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1074

    Antec 900
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&promoid=1074

    Mushkin HP PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-4-4-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit,
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23895&promoid=1074

    Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 DVD-RW 22X6X16 DL16X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer SATA OEM,
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33142&promoid=1074

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive 3YR MFR Warranty,
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30004&promoid=1074

    Asus P5Q Pro
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30418&promoid=1074

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad 750W ATX V2.2 EPS12V 24PIN SLI Active PFC Power Supply Black, $125
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22071&promoid=1074

    Radeon HD4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX21661(ME).aspx

    The games I'll be playing will be typically shooters, like Crysis and such. Also my budget isn't a huge factor, I'm just trying to keep it below or around $1800.
     
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    Alright thanks, I'll look into changing the burner, as well as the E8500. That was actually the CPU I was looking into getting in the first place, and I was thinking about going back to it. I've already got the OS, keyboard, mouse and speakers, but is there anything else I am gonna need that I may be missing for building this computer?
     
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    I'd go with SEAGATE Drives.
    Unless you are planning on being in some benchmarking competitions, you won't see abit of difference between a 4870x2 and a 4870, and you'll still have an ultimately vivid display on that new SAMSUNG.
    You can take some of the money you've saved video card-wise and go ahead and get an E8600.
    That's what I'd do.
    Of course, there is no substitute for PC POWER & COOLING.
    Good move there.
     
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    That looks good. Unfortunately ncix doesn't seem to have a great selection of dvd burners. But I'm sure that will be perfectly fine.
     
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    Okay well, after coming to the conclusion that I do not have the time and probably not the skill to build the computer myself, I've turned to a computer store, and luckily for me the store I found has had lower prices than most of the sites that offer these products. Now the only problem is that they do not have some of the parts I had initially wanted, and today I went in and the guy gave me a rundown of the computer and reccommended new parts to me aside from the ones that I had wanted but they didn't have. I would like to make sure these parts are okay, and if anyone could find any better ones, and possibly cheaper, that'd be great.

    Here's what I am at so far that I am unsure about:

    Motherboard: ASUS® P5Q S775 INT P45/ICH10R ATX 1PCIE X16,4D.DDR2-1200MHZ 1600 /1333FSB,SATA RAID0 1394 GBLAN
    http://www.b-com.ca/product.php?productid=223614&page=1

    Memory: KINGSTON DDR2 NON-ECC PC2-8500 2048MB KVR1066D2N7K2/2G (KIT OF 2) MEMORY
    http://www.b-com.ca/product.php?productid=223271&page=1

    Hard Drive: SEAGATE - OEM - ST3500320AS NCQ 500GB SATA 300 HARD DRIVE 9MS 32MB 7200RPM
    http://www.b-com.ca/product.php?productid=219328&page=1

    And it turns out that the monitor I wanted (Samsung 2443BW-HAS 24IN), they do not have at their store. So could somebody reccomend me a similar one to it if possible?

    And finally, I am actually going to be needing a new mouse and speakers. I'd like a mouse for gaming but nothing too fancy and expensive, probably below $30 or so? And speakers again don't need to be anything really fancy, prefferably below $45.

    Please use the B-com site for reccomendations, as that is where I'll be buying from.

    Thanks again!
     

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