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I already have the speakers/sound card/keyboard/mouse/hard drive

Case:

Area 51 (37$ w/ + 15shipping) 52$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811148030

I decided to choose the Area 51 because it looks much like an alienware, kinda cool lookin =)

Motherboard:

Biostar 570SLI (84.99$ w/ 15$ MIRR, Shipping 7$) 76$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813138059

Cheap as hell, SLI, good reviews, heard it can OC

Graphics Card:

eVGA 7900 GS 256 GDDR PCI-E KO Version (124.99$ +6 ship w/ 20$ MIR) 110$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130056

Good graphics card runs better then the highest 7 series card w/ overclock and I can use the step-up to get a 8 series later on

RAM:

G.SKILL (2x 1GB) DDR800 (PC2 6400) 89.99$ + 5ship = 95$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098

2x 1gb for 95$? Heard this can OC very well with a brisbane =)

CPU:

4000+ Brisbane

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103774

Took me awhile to choose from the 3600 brisbane or the 4000 brisbane, and i chose this =)

PSU: XCLIO 500W (SLI CERTIFIED PSU) 50 + 8 shippin = 58$
12V1 = 16v
12V2 = 17v

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817189005

A rock solid processor, CHEAP, and SLI certified.

CPU Cooler:

Thermaltake 92mm CPU cooler 20 + 5ship = 25$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835106084
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post #2 of 9
go with x2 3600+ and ddr667 would be good. ur wasting money on the 4000+ and ddr800. save the extra money and buy yourself some makeup. dont get that cooler, thats like the stock. get a geminII for 19 after MIR.

GeminII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...26&Tpk=geminII

corsair xms2 667 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145167
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post #3 of 9
The CPU cooler you selected won't be much better than the retail AMD one that comes wit the CPU.

At least get the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for about $10 more .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
Or for the same price The Arctic Freezer 64 pro at the same p[rice of your selection.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125

Both have heat pipe tech and would be far better than your choice!
BTW, very nice build for the buck you have there!

As per luckii...
The GeminII... interesting chice and a great price too!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103026
It can be a paint to work around, like RAM swapping and such.
    
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post #4 of 9
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How would I be wasting money

The 4000+ is a 5$ difference from the 3600+ (im willing to sacrifice 5$)
And ddr667 is 80
ddr is 95, it isnt worth 15$?

edit: i will definently be changing the cpu cooler
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post #5 of 9
The higher multiplyer ot the 4000+ can be well worth the few extra dollars!

BTW, catch this, just read this in another post...
GREAT cooler for an excellent price!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835185038R
So screw the taxes issue at that price..
NOTE: Still unsure as to the accessories, being OEM New should have the mount bracket but I can say for sure
    
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yeah i was gonna post that ninja saw in another thread
    
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post #7 of 9
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yea im trying to keep my cooler in the 20$ range im either getting the arctic cooler 64 or that scythe, so does everything else look pretty good im not going to run into anything thats not compatible with something else am i O.O
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post #8 of 9
AC 64 for $21 shipped

I have the same G.Skill memory you have in the first post. With my Sempron, they would OC pretty well, with the 3600 Brisbane, I can only run them @ DDR2 400 @ 312mhz (so is that 624mhz since it is DDR2?). Still plenty fast for what I need, and they may do better for someone who knows what they are doing and /or a different MoBo.
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post #9 of 9
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ya i decided im gettin the 64 pro
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