new pc

2 Mar 2009
I have been playing around with different specs for a couple of weeks now. My latest list is as follows

Logitech G9 Laser Mouse - Wired With Switchable 200-3200DPI Precision - USB
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3GHz Socket AM2+ 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 790X Socket AM2+ 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair 520W HX Series Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC 114945 89 in stock
Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM
Corsair 4Gb (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 Memory
Antec 300 Three Hundred Black Case - No PSU
LiteOn LH-20A1H 20x DVD±RW-RAM DL Lightscribe IDE Int Black - Bare Drive
AKASA 120mm Amber series 3pin Ultra quiet case fan
XFX HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
coming out at £722.02 inc shipping

was looking to add the dell 2209WA monitor and a sunbeam core contact freezer cooler.

are these decent choices, are there any obvious problems?

Will be used for Gaming, Video Encoding and some photoshop/web design work.
19 Mar 2009
Looks fine to me, I would probably change the seagate drive for a WD or Samsung, Seagate have had some serious problems with those drives recently so I wouldnt get one. Id probably also get two of the fans for the antec 300 case, theres lots of room for extra fans and more cooling is always a good thing.

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