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Thread Starter 
This is my first build. On a budget... $800 is probably the max. Here's what I have so far. Any suggestions?

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI ReadyPower Supply

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz

GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI AMD Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

XFX GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

A-DATA 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Memory

Lite-On 20x DVD Burner

Looking for SLI for possible update later. Going to try to overclock as well.
Thanks,
Chris
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post #2 of 18
Don't forget an operating system.
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Here's a better build. Comes out to 788$ before shipping, but has solid specs. If you can try spend extra money for a better PSU from Corsair or PC POWER & COOLING.
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AMD 3600x2 ASUS M2A-MVP (Crossfire) 8800GT 512 701/2000 4GB Crucial RAM(Lanfest ED.) 
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post #4 of 18
Forget the 8600GT. It is such a waste of money if you plan on DX10 gaming. If your rig will be mainly for gaming, get cheaper parts to be able to afford at least an 8800GTS 320MB. Either that, or get a good DX9 card and upgrade to an 8800 series when you can afford one.
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post #5 of 18
Hi and WELCOME Chris
I've moved the post to the appropriate section.
Please submit another "New Member" thread for the Intro/Greetings
    
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.

What is the difference between the CORSAIR DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) and the A-DATA DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400). Is there any difference in OCing ability or speed?

Also, is the 4600+ proccessor good for OCing, or is there a better one? I want to stick with AMD.
Thanks.
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post #7 of 18
For AM2, The 3600+ Brisbane is a good, cheap CPU and overclocks well, 2.7-3.0 GHz with good air cooling (probably 2.5-2.7 with OEM Cooler, maybe higher).
I am @ 2.75 with an AC 64 cooler with no issues, and have been up to 2.93 with pretty good results (Orthos stable for about 4 hrs) .

As for the memory, not sure, I am still trying to figure mine out....
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Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cboyle04 View Post
Thanks for the input.

What is the difference between the CORSAIR DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) and the A-DATA DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400). Is there any difference in OCing ability or speed?

Also, is the 4600+ proccessor good for OCing, or is there a better one? I want to stick with AMD.
Thanks.
Well, the Corsair will oc less but it's enough for the e4300. If you go with the 3600+ Brisbane then get a some G.SKILL RAM.
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AMD 3600x2 ASUS M2A-MVP (Crossfire) 8800GT 512 701/2000 4GB Crucial RAM(Lanfest ED.) 
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2x320gb Seagate RAID SONY DVD+RW XP/Vista westy 
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SILVERSTONE SST-ST75ZF(750W) 
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post #9 of 18
if you only have 800, don't prepare for sli in the future.
sli makes you get an amd cpu, which doesn't perform very good.
and a mobo that comes with sli will cost you 30 dollars more.
Get a smaller HD, save you like 20 dollars.
    
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post #10 of 18
Nice setup, Way To Go!
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