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Hi, I'm building my first computer here i';ve been messing with computers for quite awhile, but never ever just got parts and built one, the biggest thing I know is replacing memory and a gfx card. these are the parts that I want to use, wanted the forums opinion on em;things I should watch for, compatibility issues,etc. Any productive info will be valued, constructive criticism is ofcourse welcome
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024-6400C4 - Retail
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
BFG Tech BFGR79256GTOCSINE Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
ASUS M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YD 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Superalien ATXA6SW-BK/500 Black w/ red alien eyes Aluminum Server Computer Case ATX aluminum 500W see-through power supply Power Supply - Retail
NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

thanks in advance!
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3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
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WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
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450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
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WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
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post #2 of 11
I would steer clear of that pre built case with psu as it is most likely crap, and would go for conroe and an x-fi and 2gbs of ram...lol, what is your budget?
    
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FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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FX8320 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card 3GB Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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post #3 of 11
You will most likely see that same or simular OCing results from aAM2 X2 4200+ and save some money.
    
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500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
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500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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post #4 of 11
Take a case without power supply which comes with some fans.

Take the X2 4200 instead of the X2 4600, they will clock to about the same speed when overclocking.

Will you be using SLI?
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Intel i7 7700k 4.8Ghz @ 1.28v Asrock Z170 Extreme4 Sapphire R9 Nano @ Fury X clocks Crucial Ballistix 16GB 2666mhz CL15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung U24E590D UHD 
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Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 Steelseries Xai 
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Intel i7 7700k 4.8Ghz @ 1.28v Asrock Z170 Extreme4 Sapphire R9 Nano @ Fury X clocks Crucial Ballistix 16GB 2666mhz CL15 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung U24E590D UHD 
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Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 Steelseries Xai 
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post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
my budget is around 1400.
sometime in the future I want to be using sli

appreciate the heads up .
wanted as much info before I make a purchase
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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post #6 of 11
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Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
hows that? I read the reviews on it, everyone gave it a real good rating, and honestly I like it because its big. any personal suggestions?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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post #7 of 11
The Armour is a great case. If you have the budget for it, get it. Or try the Antec P180. Very good case, and very quiet, and its on sale this weekend! If that is a bit too expensive still, go with a Chenming case, like this one that I have. Very big, and very good at cooling.
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Q6600 G0 Gigabyte P35-DS3R eVGA 8800GTS 650/2000 2x2GB G. Skill DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
7200.10 RAID0 (640GB) Pioneer DVD +/- RW Vista Ultimate x64 Acer 22" WS + 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone OP 650 Modified P180 for W/C Razer Death Adder 
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Razer Mantis Speed 
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Q6600 G0 Gigabyte P35-DS3R eVGA 8800GTS 650/2000 2x2GB G. Skill DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
7200.10 RAID0 (640GB) Pioneer DVD +/- RW Vista Ultimate x64 Acer 22" WS + 17" LCD 
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Logitech G15 Silverstone OP 650 Modified P180 for W/C Razer Death Adder 
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Razer Mantis Speed 
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post #8 of 11
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sweetnes! thanks alot
I was also wondering if someone could break down how the memory for the am2 board I'm buying, it says that the memory is ddr2 800, well I looked it up. I was just looking for some insight in the memory I should buy. I saw that there were a bunch that were ddr2 800 with different pc numbers?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3400 asus k8n geforce 7600gs 1gb ddr 400 pc 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB win xp pro balance 19" lcd gx1000 keyboard bluetooth 
PowerMouse
450watt,stock gx1000 mouse bluetooth 
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post #9 of 11
stay away from 4200 lol

they are wel known for odd multyplayer,, wil ruin your memory

i suggest drop the amd buit and go for conroe.. E6600 almost outperform the fx62
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Conroe E6700 Abit AW9D-Max ATI X1950XTX Corsair 2G 1066 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x250 seagate (16mb) Windows XP Pro x32 Sony 19" XBlack Microsoft Ergonomic 
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TT Toughpower 550 W Lian-Li PC V1000 PLUS II Locitech Trackball 
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Conroe E6700 Abit AW9D-Max ATI X1950XTX Corsair 2G 1066 Dominator 
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2x250 seagate (16mb) Windows XP Pro x32 Sony 19" XBlack Microsoft Ergonomic 
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TT Toughpower 550 W Lian-Li PC V1000 PLUS II Locitech Trackball 
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post #10 of 11
for your video card go for EVGA 7950GT $297. 4 CASE go with antec p180 $100. has the best air cooling. for heatsink go with cnps 9500 $50. for the mobo go with asus m2n wifi enabled. due to it does true sli. my mobo does not it does 8 and 8 aff.
1 WD SATA 160GB $120HD 4 GAMES ONLY. 7200 RPM SEAGATE $80 HD FOR THE OS ONLY. use onboard audio unless you do some high end sound editing would be fine. go m2n cuz that rite now is the only 16 and 16x true sli mobo. FOR A PSU GET A GAMXSTREAM 700W PSU FOR THAT HIGHED SLI 7950GT. $150
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C2D 2.53 260GTX M 6GIG DDR2 500 GIG HD 
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