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post #21 of 25
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Dont go for the corsairs! they suck hard, and you can get better. go for these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609026
There is always better but your showed him a ram kit @ $270 when his original choice was $130... uhhh
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There is always better but your showed him a ram kit @ $270 when his original choice was $130... uhhh
Yes but I had linked a 1gb set. His is 2gb. So do I need 2gb or is 1gb sufficient for a few months? Also would it be better to get a E6400 (instead of E6600) and get a better GPU? I had originally planned on upgrading the GPU and RAM as soon as I get the $. I'm wanting this build to last a couple of years. I appreciate the opinions guys.
Time to upgrade
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E6600 8800GTX XP Media Center Edition 19" Hanns-G 
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Logitech Stock Centurion 5 MS Optical 
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post #23 of 25
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Mobo: GigaByte DS3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

CPU:E6600http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

GPU: eVGA 7600GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Case: Apevia X-Cruiser http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144151

HD: Seagate 250gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

PSU: OCZ 700w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Memory: Super Talent 2gb 5-5-5-15http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027

OS: XP MCE w/upgrade for Vista http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116171

DVD-Rom: LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

Monitor: HG 19" 5ms http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254005

Finished product. Just finished ordering. Final price $1538.63

Thanks to everyone for their help. I'm sure I'll hit a snag or two that will require some more help. I'm hoping to upgrade the GPU asap.
Time to upgrade
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CPUGraphicsOSMonitor
E6600 8800GTX XP Media Center Edition 19" Hanns-G 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Stock Centurion 5 MS Optical 
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E6600 8800GTX XP Media Center Edition 19" Hanns-G 
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Logitech Stock Centurion 5 MS Optical 
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post #24 of 25
If your rig is dedicated to gaming I would suggest dropping the 6600 and going for the 6400 (or 6300 if you plan to overclock the CPU). This will save you quite a bit of money that you can use to maybe get a 7900 if needed (the 7950 is a waste of money).

Personally I would drop the 6600 and get either a 6400 or if you plan to overclock get a 6300 because it's the exact same as the 64 but clocked a little less. The money you save off the CPU could probably bump you up to an 8800 GTS which is excellent to keep your rig going with the next wave of DX10 games soon to come.

If your rig is built for gaming upgrading the CPU later to a 6600 because of the 4MB cache would be wiser as the GPU is the beast that will be racking in the FPS for your system.
Second System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 EVGA 790i Ultra EVGA 9800 GTX+ 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 @ 1.8GHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
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PCP&P 750 Quad CoolerMaster CM 690 Razer Diamondback None 
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Q9450 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 EVGA 790i Ultra EVGA 9800 GTX+ 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 @ 1.8GHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
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PCP&P 750 Quad CoolerMaster CM 690 Razer Diamondback None 
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post #25 of 25
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Mobo: GigaByte DS3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

CPU:E6600http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

GPU: eVGA 7600GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Case: Apevia X-Cruiser http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144151

HD: Seagate 250gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

PSU: OCZ 700w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Memory: Super Talent 2gb 5-5-5-15http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027

OS: XP MCE w/upgrade for Vista http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116171

DVD-Rom: LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

Monitor: HG 19" 5ms http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254005

Finished product. Just finished ordering. Final price $1538.63

Thanks to everyone for their help. I'm sure I'll hit a snag or two that will require some more help. I'm hoping to upgrade the GPU asap.
That is a nice build, IMO it is best not going for a DX10 card until DX10 actually comes out and there is more competition. Well done
    
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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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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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