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Building my rig for the first time

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good day to you all.

It's my first time building a pc from scratch, so i thought i'd ask some advice:
first the facts:

i plan to build a core2 rig, so far i'm all for the p5b deluxe, but thats all i'm sure of xD, i know i want 2 gb of ram(with vista comming and all) and some decent gpu.

my local vendor has patriot, kingston and corsair memory modules, and only xfx and saphire gpus.

he also has coolmaster cpu fans, but i can buy those somewhere else, so recommendations on air cooling devices are welcome (i dont care about system noise btw, i live near an airport so i use a very sound-proof surround headset)

the case is not much of a trouble, i plan on modding my current one to fit 4 or five 90mm fans on strategic places, but if you have any suggestions on raidmax, thermaltake, coolermaster or silverstone cases feel free to comment. (i would prefer to buy a new one, but can't find one with enough airflow xD)

i also plan to overclock (it'll be my first time btw, so recomendations are welcome) so i think i need a good ram, but im not sure about i'ts speed.

i'm not on a limited budget, but it wouldn't hurt to save some money, the upgrade to the E6600 is a possibility too.


every comment is appreciated.
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Sounds like you're making good plans. The P5B Deluxe is indeed a good mobo. Pair it with an E6600 and some good DDR2 800 RAM, and you're good to go on that end. Of the brands you mentioned I'd either get Patriot or Corsair XMS series.

Regarding video, if you want a DX10 card, XFX is your only choice. See if they have an XFX nVidia 8800GTS or 8800GTX. Otherwise, an Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950PRO is a good card for not too much money (no DX10 though).
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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