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For a motherboard, I would recommend the ASUS P5K. It has the newest intel chipset, P35, and is supposed to be an overclocking monster. Some guy on XS hit over 600 FSB with it, which is very good.
Lol 600FSB is useless for air cooling. With x9 multi and the new revisions, 3.2Ghz would be optimal for air cooling as 3.5+Ghz would take too much voltage. The cheaper Abit will do fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031
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Lol 600FSB is useless for air cooling. With x9 multi and the new revisions, 3.2Ghz would be optimal for air cooling as 3.5+Ghz would take too much voltage. The cheaper Abit will do fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031
Actually, if you run your CPU with a 6x multiplier and your RAM at a 1:1 ratio, you could be at 3.6 and DDR-1200. By saying you could get it to 600 FSB. Which would be nuts. Now to my real point, I was making and example of it's capabilities. If you can get 600 FSB, stable, 500 FSB would be rock solid.
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Well this thread is starting to get a little spirited, I don't mind the suggestions for C2D, I welcome all opinions. It's kind of intersting to me how fast things can change in the PC world. A little over a year ago I was building my X2 rig, & all the talk was how Intel couldn't compete with AMD's top line, Conroe was on the horizion & there was allot of optimism for Intel though, now the talk is completely 180°. I used Intel for a long time, all prebuilt, (Dell). After researching for my build last year I decided AMD was worth a try & it turned out great, fast & stable, all at a about half the price of a high end Dell. We'll have to see how things play out, maybe next year AMD will be on top again, who knows. One thing I will say is, all the Intel fans should be thankful for AMD & vice versa, one without the other & we would be paying big money for these sweet processors.
    
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The Intel counterpart, trying to keep the cost comparable between the two. I see the insant rebate on the monitor dissapeared for now, I would probably change to the 2216 Acer at $249. AMD $1361 shipped, Intel $1401 shipped. Comments on the Intel build?

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=5352172
    
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if you arent going to be overclocking, they are pretty much completely equal. if you are going to be overclocking, go C2D.
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The Intel counterpart, trying to keep the cost comparable between the two. I see the insant rebate on the monitor dissapeared for now, I would probably change to the 2216 Acer at $249. AMD $1361 shipped, Intel $1401 shipped. Comments on the Intel build?

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=5352172
Looks okay but why did all these prices go up?? The DS3 was 99 like 2 days ago and the HZ's were 104

I know the intel is already a bit more expensive but toss that HDD and get a 7200.10 Barracuda..

DO NOT TAKE THAT MOUSE. I have it and it SUCKS!!! Lol. Can't explain it more than that.

Get an OEM DVD burner, it should be cheaper and go for the 18X model. The NEC from Sony should be cheap..

Zalman is a POS, overhyped get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

Or Tuniq Tower 120..

I have never used an anti static thing so I don't see a point to it but it's cheap so go ahead and enjoy..
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