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I've decided to make a $2,000 build now (in theory only) and start saving my money, and by the time I have enough money for the rig, it'll be a lot cheaper (hopefully, money is slow in coming for me) I am building an entire tower (I know a lot of my stuff could be reusable, but I don't wanna just get rid of all my other components to upgrade, so I could have an awesome back up rig, or a folding rig, or be nice and give it to my parents.

So, is this the best I can do for $2,000 right now?

Mobo: ASUS P5B Deluxe (non-WiFi): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
RAM: 2 x 1 GB DDR2 1000 Crucial Ballistix: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146563
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703006
Video Card: eVGA 8800GTS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
Sound Card: X-Fi XTreme Gamer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005
Hard Drive: 320GB Seagate Barracuda (Perpendicular Recording): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
Case: Lian Li V2000A: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112061
DVD Burner: Lite On SATA 16x DVD +/- R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106046

I know I could svae a little on the case, but I've had such a good experience with my Lian Li now I don't really want to switch...

So, any thoughts on this build, and how it would be priced, and how it would perform, a year and a half from now?
    
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post #2 of 9
Looks pretty decent. If you intend to ever add a second 8800gts you might want to get an SLI board though.
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I think a year and a half from now it would be alot like building say a Pentium D today, its not he best tech (c2d today, who know what then), it isnt the second best tech (AMD Athlon today, who knows what a year and a half from now), but it still quite respectable. Of course all of that is arguable, but that is what I think anyway.

yeah, I built mine for $2000 in May, and now I could probably get it a few hundred cheaper. So as for price who knows.
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Not bad.I should have done more for mine.I spent around $2000 but that was with a PSU.Turns out the PSU I bought was junk and never got another one.After xmas I will be doing a small upgrade.New PSU and an SLI Board thinking of getting another 7950 GX2.Maybe even a Quad core depending on price.I would do it sooner but my kids would be mad to get used PC parts for Xmas.lol
Also on yours I would probably be looking at a different harddrive.Alot of the computers I have worked on in the last few months have had bad seagate drives.Not that they are bad but I won't buy one,I do Western Digitals first.
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I'd get a cheaper case in exchange for an 8800gtx.
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/Personal Opinion

I think those Lian-Li case's are extremely overpriced, and extremely overrated.

I'd take a nice Thermaltake or Antec case.
    
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Swap out the 320gb hdd for 2 250gb 7200.10's and do raid0? More money, more space, and better performance.
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post #8 of 9
I would think about a SLi mobo so that you can add a GTS later.
I would also save some money and buy a different case thats just my personal opinion
post #9 of 9
2000 will get you a super duper awesomeness build IMO
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