Here is what I am planning on going with. The total is $1129 before taxes which is a little below my budget. Would appreciate any thoughts on improvements. My use is net surfing, spreadsheet work and newer games. I don't plan on overclocking because I am not comfortable doing it.
Questions I have are what version of vista should I get? 32 or 64 bit and why?
The CPU doesn't come with a heat sync so I might get the retail version with the heat sync or should I get an after market?
Have I made any errors matching components?
Any major improvements I could make for minor dollars??
Any and all thoughts appreciated.
Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.66GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB OEM No HSF
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit
HIS Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
LG GSA-H55L DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 10X Lightscribe DVD Writer IDE 2MB Black OEM W/ SW
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition