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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
This is a new potential build for a customer of mine, tell me if you guys think the parts are ok as of a $1700 - $1800 budget.

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Motherboard
Asus P5N 32E SLI 680i

Processor
Intel C2D E6600

Memory
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 2(1GB) RAM

Video Card
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb

Hard Drive
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,000RPM

Power Supply
BFG 650 Watt PSU

Case
Antec 900

Headset
Steelpad 5H v2 USB Headset

Keyboard
Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard

Mousepad
Steelpad qck+

CPU Cooler
Zalman CPU Cooler

Monitor
Viewsonic VX922

Optical Drive
Asus Black DVD-RW+- + Lightscribe Burner

Total: $1603.89
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Information on Build:
Build will be mostly used for gaming, taking it for LAN's and such. Any other things to switch out would be appreciated, i also do have a version of Windows XP Pro for it, so its all there. Mostly overclock the processor and such. One question is though, the motherboard and ram, if that was a good choice picking those ?
Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #2 of 7
Looks good to me, but why the commando? I would recommend a P5N32-E Sli 680i.

And one more thing, when are you building this? Because if you wait till july, you will get a Q6600 for around the same price as a E6600 now.
Asus Laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
I7 - 2670QM 2.4 - 3.2 Ghz GeForce GT 630M 8 GB @ 1333 Mhz OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 230 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750 GB second drive @ 7200 RPM Windows 7 Ultimate Asus Full HD 1920x1080 Asus Chicklet Backlight 
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Bang & Olufsen ICEpower 
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I7 - 2670QM 2.4 - 3.2 Ghz GeForce GT 630M 8 GB @ 1333 Mhz OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 230 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750 GB second drive @ 7200 RPM Windows 7 Ultimate Asus Full HD 1920x1080 Asus Chicklet Backlight 
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Bang & Olufsen ICEpower 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yea, sounds like a good deal, theres really no need for quad core though, as its going to be used for gaming
Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #4 of 7
Theres actually a game coming out thats going to utilize all 4 cores. I read about it here in the forums. I dont have time to look for the exact name of the game but Im sure someone here knows what Im talking about.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
well, he just plays CS:S professionally #PROHARDCORE.irc.gamesurge.net ! so only the CS:S
Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
bump, please rate the rig
Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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Reclus3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 EE @ 3.8 eVGA X58 eVGA GTX 295FTW Edition 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB Velociraptor @ 10000RPM Plextor Blu-Ray Windows 7 Professional Syncmaster 2233RZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair 750W Lian Li Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #7 of 7
Screw the SLI, just get a 965 mobo. Gigabyte DS3 should do the trick.

Also, nice headset, i got 2 of them from buy.com for 20$ each .
Buddha's PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Gigbyte Z77X- UD3H GTX 670 Samsung DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200RPM 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW 23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 PCP&P 610w Silencer 
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Antec 1200 Razer Deathadder 3.5G Mionix Sargas Logitech G930 
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i5 2500k Gigbyte Z77X- UD3H GTX 670 Samsung DDR3-1600 
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500GB Seagate 7200RPM 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW 23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333SW Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 PCP&P 610w Silencer 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 1200 Razer Deathadder 3.5G Mionix Sargas Logitech G930 
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