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Okay this is a build that I am putting together for my fiance. She does a lot of digital and audio editing for some bands she is a promoter for. She still hasnt picked out a case yet but I just wanted an opinion on the build.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+64-bit PC Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...-A64-32009%20E
ABIT KN8 SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?sku=A458-2130
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 160GB ATA-133 Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sku=THD-160MM8
Sony DRU810A 16x DVD Burner.
Dual Layer and Double Layer Burning
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=S167-4212
Ultra X2 Connect 550-Watt
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0&sku=ULT31851
Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 2048MB PC3200 DDR
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=C13-5104%20PT
XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR3 x2
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-8532
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCI Sound Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8&sku=C44-3228
Ultra Commander 7-Channel Fan Controller Plus 3 Titanium Finish 80mm Fans
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...LT31810%20KIT2
 

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Looks like a nice settup, but I would reccomend an X-Fi Xtreme music card instead of the Fatality card, it will save you some money and you won't really lose any performance.
 

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Originally Posted by Triwulf1

Okay this is a build that I am putting together for my fiance. She does a lot of digital and audio editing for some bands she is a promoter for. She still hasnt picked out a case yet but I just wanted an opinion on the build.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+64-bit PC Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...-A64-32009%20E
ABIT KN8 SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?sku=A458-2130
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 160GB ATA-133 Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sku=THD-160MM8
Sony DRU810A 16x DVD Burner.
Dual Layer and Double Layer Burning
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=S167-4212
Ultra X2 Connect 550-Watt
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0&sku=ULT31851
Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 2048MB PC3200 DDR
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=C13-5104%20PT
XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR3 x2
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-8532
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCI Sound Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8&sku=C44-3228
Ultra Commander 7-Channel Fan Controller Plus 3 Titanium Finish 80mm Fans
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...LT31810%20KIT2

Do you seriously see her needing SLI? If not, scrap that motherboard and buy a non SLI board to save some dough. Also, you can save some more money by buying this fan controller instead of the Ultra. It's the exact same controller made by the same manufacturer, it has just been flashed with a different graphic on the front and sells for $32. All the specs will be identical though because it is the same unit. With the $40 some bucks you save, you can buy 3 better fans than what come with the other unit. Btw, it also comes in black and would most likely look better than the silver with almost any case.

http://xoxide.com/sunbeam-chormatic-...ll-silver.html
 

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hey, couple things... to save some cash get a NF4 ultra board and a 6800GS. it will outperform 2 6600GT's (slightly) and cost less.
Also, I'd ditch the ultra psu... get a nuuo, they're much more reliable.
the sound card is your call, but she probably won't need the fatality version
and... if you can go w/ something other than Corsair... I just plain don't like them as I've had nothing but trouble w/ their RAM especially w/ the 3200C2 series (512mb sticks) check out my treads in the AMD RAM section for more info if you like.
 
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