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i am planning on spending around $1800 on a computer and this is what i came up with.<br />
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CPU: E6600 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003" target="_blank">CPU</a><br />
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MOBO: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">Motherboard</a><br />
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PSU: SeaSonic M12 SS-600HM ATX12V/ EPS12V 600W <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151030" target="_blank">Power Supply</a><br />
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GPU: ati radeon X1950 crossfire edition <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161038" target="_blank">Graphics Card</a><br />
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HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701" target="_blank">Hard Drive</a><br />
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RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145153" target="_blank">RAM</a><br />
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CASE: Rosewill TU-155 Black Steel ATX Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel Mid Tower Computer Case <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811147001" target="_blank">Case</a><br />
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The case is pretty cheap, but i don't really want to spent $200 on a thermaltake armor case. I would like about 2gigs of ram, and the corsair sticks are $148 each, but their timing is bad. If you have any ideas or suggestions please tell me.
 

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I wish you would have listed the names of each part, I dislike having to click on multiple pages and stuff...oh well...be back after awhile<br />
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Edit : I don't know jack about Intel systems...so, next?
 

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sorry, i'm new to overclock.net and have never posted before
 

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It looks like it will all work together. However, I'm not sure about that PSU.. I've never heard of the company before.
 

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Yes that will all work together, it may not be the BEST combination but it WILL work.<br><br>
EDIT: I would go for this <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820161063" target="_blank">ram</a>, even though I don't believe they are a well known brand name, but it has uber tight timings. Or if you want to be safe, go for this <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227169" target="_blank">ram</a>, well known and great speed.<br><br>
can't say anything bad about that PSU it is the ROXOR! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br>
GPU = Awesome<br>
Mobo = Great<br><br>
Nice job m8! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Wow...where are my manners..My apologies...<br><br>
Welcome to Overclock.net...Enjoy your stay!!!
 

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Nice set up... there are some small improvements you could make... but as far as compatibility goes you're spot on... And the Seasonic is a nice PSU... don't worry lol
 

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thanks, i will probably go with the ocz mentioned by kagaos, it may be pricy, but if i am going to go crossfire later, i might as well get nice ram. Are there any little things that i should change?<br><br>
What psu would you recommend?
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">OCZ GameXStream 600W</a> $119.99<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034" target="_blank">CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a> $279.00<br><br><br>
PSU - It will serve you well. I have the same thing but 700W version.<br>
RAM - I would recommend you get the above. Or if you want the same thing you posted you can just get these <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145590" target="_blank">CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a><br>
The difference is the one above has a Cas latency of 4 and the one you selected [1 stick] is 5. Same thing here but cheaper when you order 2x1GB.
 

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Also, does anyone know if that case has good airflow?<br><br>
Should i get a full tower if i am going to go crossfire?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">OCZ GameXStream 600W</a><br><br>
It will serve you well. I have the same thing but 700W version.</div>
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will i have to modify the case because the fan is on the top of the psu?
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077" target="_blank">COOLER MASTER Centurion 5</a> $49.99<br>
Not sure about your case but this has nice airflow.<br><br>
And no I don't think you have to mod the case. You just install it there with the fan the other way. It doesn't have to be facing up. Because the fan is also blowing the air out of the case. It'll work the same way if it's flipped over on top.<br><br>
EDIT - Get a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118001" target="_blank">Zalman VF900-Cu</a> for your Crossfire cards because the stock fans are noisy and insufficient.
 

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thanks, do you think the cooler master centurion 5 is a "better" case than the Rosewill TU-155 Black Steel ATX?
 

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I would recommend some g-skill ram. I have heard very good things about g-skill.
 

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thanks for the input, now i can finally build a pc that can run oblivion and WoW. I'll be back on with the results of my last splurge before collage. Thanks again.<br><br>
If you have anymore ideas, i'll check back in a day or two.
 

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In my opinion the Cooler Master Centurion 5 is better because it has better airflow and the general layout it just about the same.<br />
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You can also get these <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank"> G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a><br />
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Which are also good for overclocking but the Corsair ones are good too.
 

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definitely get a case with good aiflow for that 1950. those 19XXs are loud.<br />
That G.Skill RAM is highly recommended and the seasonic is a pretty good PSU i'm pretty sure.
 

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</div>The cooler master would be a better case. You want something with a 120mm on the back instead of an 80mm. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133172" target="_blank">This</a> is also a nice case. It's a little more but it would be a good choice too. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I recommend indeed the Centurion case over the Rosewill.<br />
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Plus, you can mount the PSU eitehr way... fan on top, or fan on bottom. Normally the fan is on the bottom, but to show the fan, they turn the PSU upside down <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Theres a good deal on the 700W OCZ GameXstream in the Deals section, i just oredered mine yesterday!<br />
Also, take a look at the rig i'm building in my sig it's quite similar to what you're looking to do... it's using GSkill Ram, but the OCZ's will be nice too. The PSU will be more than powerful enough to support DX9 SLi or Crossfire and a Decent OC.<br />
A Full tower case is always nice if you have the space... they get nice airflow and they don't look cluttered
 
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