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post #1 of 21
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OK, I've been planning on building a new computer for a while now. Only recently I got a decent paying job with lots of hours so I can afford to build one. So I'd like to hear your opinions on this new rig. I'm not listing a case, because I am going to use my current Antec P160 case.

Mobo: ASUS CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

Video Card: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

PSU: SILVERSTONE ST75F ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply 115 - 240V

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

CPU Heatsink: ZALMAN 9700 LED


All of this should work out to around $1,400.00 plus shipping. I did a little research and found that the 8800GTX will fit inside an Antec P160, it's just very cramped inside if you do. There will be roughly 1/2" of clearance between the end of the card and my Hard Drive bays.
Daiganzan
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post #2 of 21
I reccomend you get a X2 3600+ Brisbane, like alot of people have hit 3 GHz on air cooling with them and with the money you save maybe you could WC
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post #3 of 21
That looks like a very good build. I have two suggestions.

1. You might want to get a 6000+ instead of the 5600+.

2. You may want to get another hard drive for RAID 0.

Otherwise everything looks good.

EDIT: Get a C2D!!! (Not really I just had to say it.)
I <3 480's
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post #4 of 21
c2d is better

all amd are hitting close to 3 ghz so buy the brisbane 3600+ and oc it for best bang/buck
post #5 of 21
Get the 3600 and for the RAM I'd go with G.Skill HZ's or Firestix. Save the money from the CPU and grab a Seagate 320GB Perp Rec. as they are much better then the Western Dig
post #6 of 21
If you're spending 1.4k, your better off going C2D.
post #7 of 21
I don't know why you wouldn't get a Core 2 Duo?

E6600 $223.90 shipped
GA-P35-DS3 $182.99

Total for Intel = 406.89
Total for AMD = 428.99

Hmmm.... More performance for less?
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post #8 of 21
E6600 $224

Asus P5B Deluxe $180

That comes out cheaper than your AM2 set up and it far better

Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 $65 heard good things about this cooler

G Skill HZ $110 Get these if you can stretch to them. Awesome OC'ers and XMS2 are horrid things

Seagate Barracuda 250GB Perp 7200.10 $70
Smallville
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post #9 of 21
Conroe...
Conroe...
Allendale...
Kentsfeild...
Just be sure its based on Core2 Duo.
Ive played around on em' and they are LIGHTNING Fast. They can Run Itunes AND firefox. While syncing and not skip a beat (Just me playing a song in itunes and web browsing at the same time makes me crash)
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post #10 of 21
I think you have a good system...but go with SeaGate for the HDD.

I would recommend this to ANYONE!! : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148141
Beat My 3200
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