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Title says it all C2D build $1500 budget...

Any recommendations?
my machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 @ 2.70Ghz Asus p5n-e sli Nvidia Geforce Evga 7950GT 512MB 2GB GSkill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB IDE Sony Dvd-rom XP SP2 19inch viewsonic 
PowerCase
550Watt Rosewill coolmaster centurion 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 @ 2.70Ghz Asus p5n-e sli Nvidia Geforce Evga 7950GT 512MB 2GB GSkill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB IDE Sony Dvd-rom XP SP2 19inch viewsonic 
PowerCase
550Watt Rosewill coolmaster centurion 5 
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Yea hold on im finding stuff
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ABIT IP35

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB

LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner

Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series

ZALMAN CNPS 9700

$1,284.92

Keyboard, Mouse, Case, Monitor,and OS still needed.

Possible money savers 8800GTS 320mb, no sound card/cheaper one,less expensive HSF, P965 motherboard.

8800GTS 320 -$95 (would still be a good video card)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
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3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
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Originally Posted by Lt.JD View Post
ABIT IP35

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB

LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner

Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series

ZALMAN CNPS 9700

$1,284.92

Keyboard, Mouse, Case, Monitor,and OS still needed.

Possible money savers 8800GTS 320mb, no sound card/cheaper one,less expensive HSF, P965 motherboard.

8800GTS 320 -$95 (would still be a good video card)
My advice... no way get that sound card... just get an X-fi Extreme Music. Also get a Tuniq Tower Cooling instead of a Zalman 9700. One more thing with money saved from the soundcard get a E6750 CPU or a Q6600.
    
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Q6600 Quad Core (G0 Stepping) Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Radeon Powercolour 4870 1GB 4 x 1GB (4GB's) 800mhz 6400 Geil Ultra Low Latency 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Windows Vista Home Premium Corsair 620WT SLI Certified Modular ATX Thermaltake Kandalf VA9000BWS (Black) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech MX Revolution Slicksteel Pro 
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Q6600 Quad Core (G0 Stepping) Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Radeon Powercolour 4870 1GB 4 x 1GB (4GB's) 800mhz 6400 Geil Ultra Low Latency 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Windows Vista Home Premium Corsair 620WT SLI Certified Modular ATX Thermaltake Kandalf VA9000BWS (Black) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech MX Revolution Slicksteel Pro 
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Originally Posted by TheFatBloke View Post
My advice... no way get that sound card... just get an X-fi Extreme Music. Also get a Tuniq Tower Cooling instead of a Zalman 9700. One more thing with money saved from the soundcard get a E6750 CPU or a Q6600.
True yea don't the X-Fi FPS the money saved is better spent on a CPU
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Good builds by these guys. I wouldn't change a thing!
Paradise
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.7ghz Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H XFX 5770 Crossfire 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX620 (FTW) CoolerMaster HAF 932 MX518 
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Paradise
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.7ghz Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H XFX 5770 Crossfire 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX620 (FTW) CoolerMaster HAF 932 MX518 
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