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I had it all pretty much planned out, and then did some reading about the DFI MBs which now has me a little wary. I read that you have to go with certain RAM and PSUs to be compatible - I don't want to make any mistakes in components that will cause a weekend of complete frustration.

I'll want to play the occasional game for sure (CSS, COD, FC, AOE3), but I'm going to be doing a lot of video editing work. Love to get a 10k RPM HD, but can't afford it at this point. I already upgraded my processor to the dual core (hadn't planned on spending $300 for a processor) but I figured with video editing it would definitely be worth it.

So, here's what I've got planned. Any thoughts or advice would be great (compatibility or whatever). Thanks in advance.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
ePOWER Tagan TG-480-U22 ATX 480W Power Supply
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D

Well, there it is. Let the shooting begin. Thanks again.
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If you can spare a few more bucks and get a 7800gt or even 7900gt and a 4400 would be better. Use an old case if you have to to save the extra cash. Have you thought about an ATI vid card, most have the "Rage Theater Pro" chip on board and functinal to do the decoding for you.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4 x 250GB That is me. 19" LCD WOLF CLAW V2 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone Grunt Aspire X-QPACK The trigger machanism 
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