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Tell me what you think under 500$ am2 build

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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
My Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 2x2MB 3.43 GHz @ 1.34v Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked/OCed@685/1700/930 2x 1GB SuperTalent (Lat:4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250Gig 16mb/7200RPM Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 19Inch CRT Monitor Basic 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Turbo Series 550w SLI-Certified Logisys Area 51 Black Mid Tower Logisys Wireless Optical Mouse 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 2x2MB 3.43 GHz @ 1.34v Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked/OCed@685/1700/930 2x 1GB SuperTalent (Lat:4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250Gig 16mb/7200RPM Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 19Inch CRT Monitor Basic 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Turbo Series 550w SLI-Certified Logisys Area 51 Black Mid Tower Logisys Wireless Optical Mouse 
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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
That case you're buying comes with a 450W PSU.

Any specific reasons you took the 3600+ over the 4000+?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 Asus P6T Gigabyte 4870 1 GB Kingston 3 x 2 GB 
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WD 750GB LG DVD Drive Windows 7 x64 Corsair HX 520W 
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Intel i7 920 Asus P6T Gigabyte 4870 1 GB Kingston 3 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD 750GB LG DVD Drive Windows 7 x64 Corsair HX 520W 
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post #3 of 4
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yea everyone keeps asking me..i chose the 4000 over the 3600 because of the +1x multiplier for 5$ =/ $2.50 per 100mhz i think its worth it
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 2x2MB 3.43 GHz @ 1.34v Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked/OCed@685/1700/930 2x 1GB SuperTalent (Lat:4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250Gig 16mb/7200RPM Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 19Inch CRT Monitor Basic 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Turbo Series 550w SLI-Certified Logisys Area 51 Black Mid Tower Logisys Wireless Optical Mouse 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 2x2MB 3.43 GHz @ 1.34v Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked/OCed@685/1700/930 2x 1GB SuperTalent (Lat:4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250Gig 16mb/7200RPM Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 19Inch CRT Monitor Basic 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Turbo Series 550w SLI-Certified Logisys Area 51 Black Mid Tower Logisys Wireless Optical Mouse 
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post #4 of 4
I recommend you get a frezer pro instead of the cooler you have listed
and the Super Talent RAM (thye have blue heatspreaders and are around $100) have been known to hit DDR2-1000 with 4-3-4-8 which is tighter timings then that ram
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
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Forever Young
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
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