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Intel Core Duo E6600 (Upgrade to quad core in the future)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
Good Choice (May consider Xeon 3060)


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EVGA 680i MB (Plan to SLI in the future) I know a lot of people are running into problems with all the 680i MBs but i believe the BIOS updates will eventually solve all the issues. I also wasnt really considering a 965 or 975 b/c i want SLI and i feel the 680i will be the best investment in the long run. Also the FSB on it says it can go up to 1333 which im not sure but i thought that might be a benefit for future upgrades.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009
I am under the same predicament of choosing between 680i and P965....

8800GTS SLI setup is a much better price / performance.


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2 LG 18x GSAH22N (Or should I just get 1 and a DVD Drive? Is it possible or will it be in the future to burn two DVDs at once on the 2 seperate drives?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103
1 DVD drive is plenty if you arn't a power burner. I only burn a few disks a month (if that), so 1 suites me fine. If you do a lot of burning, go for 2.


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Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit - (Really open to suggestions on this one. Is this ram even compatible with the EVGA 680i board? I have read around that if i'm going with a 6600 instead of a 63 or 64 there is no point to get high end ram like this? I also heard that if i buy the 680i MB i might as well get PC2 6400 ram b/c those boards arent seeing a 500mhz OC? As much info on this would be appreciated.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146563
Great memory, I have it. It can overclock to DDR2-1200 or underclock to DDR2-800 and have very tight timings. Crucial is owned by Micron, the leader in DDR2 memory. Crucial memory has the famous D9GMH chips.

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 EPS12V EPS12V 750W (Will this be enough power for a system with a quad core processor and 2 DX10 Video cards in the future?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703006
Definately consider Silverstone's options as well as OCZ...

850 Watt OCZ $162
850 Watt Silverstone $270
750 Watt Silverstone $155

If you are going to get 8800GTX and quad core in SLI you will need 850 Watt PSU


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1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Any thoughts on this HD? I also have a spare 74GB Raptor laying around the house which is the HD I plan on running windows off of. The Seagate would just be for storage.) Does raid boost system performance a lot? If so can i raid those 2 HDs? I am not worried about loosing data, only about performance.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
Get 2 (or 4) WD 160GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA3.0 drives. They are SO quite and fast. RAID0 doubles bandwidth. 2 of the above drives will do about 125MB/s transfer. 4 of them will do about 240MB/s transfer. VERY fast.

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Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I'm not really set on this case but i've heard good things about it. Suggestions? Will i have problems fitting all that in this case? Will I run into problem fitting 2 DX10 video cards in there? Problems fitting a after market heatsync or fan?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
P180 is a flimsy build IMO. Go for the CM Stacker or Gigabyte 3D Aurora. Just saw you were looking at the Stacker, great case!


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Sound Card (open to suggestions, I'm not a huge fan of sounds except when it is important like how it used to be when listening for footsteps in R6 Raven Shield. I just need something good enough for that sort of thing. I used to have an audigy2 zs which i loved but unfortunatly it went bad. Not really looking to spend more then $100 on this unless you guys think it would give me an edge on things like listening for people on First Person Shooters (R6 Vegas). Suggestions?)
I don't know anything about sound cards...

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Aftermarket heatsink and fan (open to suggestions) I'm there are problem fitting most on the EVGA 680i MB without modification which i wouldnt be willing to do.
Don't know much about air cooling, but I know Scythe makes very nice cooler and the best fans.


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19" Monitor (trying to stay under $300. I was looking at the samsungs 931 and 971 I've also heard good things about the viewsonic vx922. I feel more comfortable buying this at a local store like compusa, best buy, or circtuit city. Hopefully i wont have a problem seeing ghosting like a lot of people complain about. Suggestions please?
Sceptre 22" Widescreen $340
Sceptre 20.1" Widescreen $199 - I have this monitor, simply amazing
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Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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