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Would this be a good rig? I use my comp. for music, internet, burning recorded movies/t.v. shows to dvd and for fairly serious gaming. I've never used AMD and Nvidia before, so how well will this processor and video card o/c?? I'll be getting another 6600 and running it in SLI soon so overall how good of a rig is/will this be?
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Nice setup you got planned there, though i have a few recomendations....
1. www.newegg.com usually has better prices, and doesnt charge a lot for shipping..
2. I would spend an extra 30-40 bux and get a 6600GT, there a much better card than the 6600LE for only 30-40 bux..
3. I would recommend getting a s939 setup, i dont mean to hammer the s754 socket, but you can get a decent s939 processor (San Diego 3700+) and a nicer motherboard, like an MSI K8N Neo4

looks like a nice setup you got there
    
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I'd dump that soundblaster Live and use the integrated sound. (I'd also go Socket 939 with a dfi ultra-d or msi and a 3700+ SD)...but anyways....go with integrated sound for now, and get a good card when you can afford it. The live just isn't that much better than the new integrated chips.
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you could go with an opteron 148 and a dfi lan party series board for those prices and will suit you much better for the long run...

you could get a bigger hdd (or a wd )for $90

avoid acrylic cases like the plague unless you're good at grounding things because under the WRONG circumstances they can act as a primitive capacitor.

save the $33 towards an x-fi, the soundblaster is only as small step up from integrated audio, or better yet put it towards getting a 6600gt.

for what your paying you could have two NEC burners for only a dollar or two more.

and you could have a 19" moniitor for only $10 more

look around newegg...
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definetly go for 939. The 754 socket is being phased out, and you can't run dual channel memory with socket 754 either.
With 939, you will have higher overclocks, cooler temps, and making yourself a future-proofed rig
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