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I'm building my own PC, and just wanted to know if this is a good build or not.

USES:
- Playing Games: PCSX2, HL Source Engine Games, Assassins Creed, GTAIV (If it comes out?)
[I want to be able to play these games on Highest-Settings ]
- Python Programming / PHP Programming / Javascript
- OpenOffice
- Watching the occasional movie.

The main thing I want to do is to be able to run my PCSX2 games with full FPS.
(To do this, I have to OC my CPU to 4Ghz, will the power supply / stock fan be enough for this?)


Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - XFX PVT96GYDF4 GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Rosewill R363-M-BK Micro Black Ultra High Gloss Finished ATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

TOTAL: $560.00 USD

Any suggestions on how to improve this build?
[EDIT: PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 Emulator.]
Edited by chris062689 - 5/28/08 at 12:31am
First Intel Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E7200 @ 3.7 Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Zotac GeForce 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 400 GB 7200 RPM LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Windows 7 Professional x64 ENVISION 22" Widescreen 
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Wireless MicroInnovations Antec earthwatts 430W Raidmax Ninja Black Wireless MicroInnovations 
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Intel E7200 @ 3.7 Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Zotac GeForce 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 400 GB 7200 RPM LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Windows 7 Professional x64 ENVISION 22" Widescreen 
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Wireless MicroInnovations Antec earthwatts 430W Raidmax Ninja Black Wireless MicroInnovations 
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BYOND Mousepad 
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post #2 of 5
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=6666725

$605.92-$55 in mail in rebates=$550.92

The power supply you had selected is of low quality and wouldn't have been enough for overclocking. You will need a better cpu cooler, the stock fan just won't be enough to get you as high as you want to go. I'd also get a 120mm fan to use in the front intake of the case.
    
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WD 6401AALS Samsung SH-S223B Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW 
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I think that GPU could handle most of the games you listed. I highly doubt that the Intel stock fan would be enough for a 4.0 GHz overclock.
I'm not too sure if that PSU could handle the overclocking you're planning to do, you should get someone else's opinion.
Also, is it even possible to overclock that high with this build? I know I have stability issues, although I've never tried to overclock as high as 4.0 GHz.

What operating system are you planning to use? By the way, what is PCSX2 and PCS2?

EDIT: dangit someone beat me to it, hehe
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What kind of Power Supply do you think I would need?
And yes, the 7200 series is able to be overclocked to 4Ghz, with a better fan.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E7200 @ 3.7 Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Zotac GeForce 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 400 GB 7200 RPM LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Windows 7 Professional x64 ENVISION 22" Widescreen 
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Wireless MicroInnovations Antec earthwatts 430W Raidmax Ninja Black Wireless MicroInnovations 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E7200 @ 3.7 Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Zotac GeForce 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 400 GB 7200 RPM LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Windows 7 Professional x64 ENVISION 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless MicroInnovations Antec earthwatts 430W Raidmax Ninja Black Wireless MicroInnovations 
Mouse Pad
BYOND Mousepad 
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The Seasonic 500watt I used in the build I posted will be enough.
    
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Intel Core i5 750 Gigabyte P55-UD4P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 G. Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 6401AALS Samsung SH-S223B Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair TX750 CM 690 II Advanced Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i5 750 Gigabyte P55-UD4P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 G. Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 6401AALS Samsung SH-S223B Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW 
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Saitek Eclipse II Corsair TX750 CM 690 II Advanced Logitech G500 
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