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Hi i'm trying to build a really fast stock system I do plan on overclocking later though. I need advice on how to make it faster or if there is any combatility issues. Heres the system so far.

ASUS VENTO 3600 - 139.99

ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe Socket 939 ATI CrossFire Radeon XPRESS 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard - 249.99

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 / 2MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Hyper-Transport / Dual-Core / Processor with Fan - 1,065.00

Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 2048MB PC3500 DDR 433MHz Memory - 329.99

CD ROM and DVD ROM: Not sure yet any advice on whats the best

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM - 281.00

Video Card:
HIS Hightech H190CF512 Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - 589.00
ATI 100-435805 Radeon X1900XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - 629.00

Sound Card:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro Sound Card - 379.99

Logitech Z5500 / 5.1 / 500W / Digital Speaker System - 279.99

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - 79.99

Logitech G7 Laser Gaming Mouse - 71.99

Power Supply:
Enermax / 600-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 24-Pin / Dual PCI-Express / SATA-Ready / Power Supply / SLI Ready - 152.99

ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.14mm vertical, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub - 219.99

Cooling:I want to have water cooling but I want some advice on whats the best kit

Total Price(so far) $4,000+
I know this is alot but i have the money right now so there is no real limit.
Any advice to make this system better and if there is any combatility issues would be great, Thanks
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thats an awesome build dude
if your spending that much, do u have a Water cooling budget?
the thermaltake bigwater kits are great ive heard

but this look killla
edit: above is out of stock
Well i'm trying to keep the total price under $5,000 cause this build is already enough to buy a cheap car but I do want a nice water cooling kit maybe $150+
thats a great site for cooling
and mods

ok swiftech apogee CPU waterblock for sure if you go cuztom
you dont need a GPU cooler

a greak kit http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/mer...duct_Code=9381
Thanks for the advice this gives me a better idea of what I want to cool my cpu with any idea on a CD ROM and DVD ROM that can run well with whats in the system

Oh and if i'm missing any other parts I need
you might find rebates on some of those iteams and i recomend at least a bigger monitor for gaming like a 20.1 to get 1680*1050 or 1600*1200 as those are the gaming resolutions and your crossfire will support at any resolution
I believe that the Master card is a 1900xt, not a 1900xtx, so you might as well drop the other card down to a 1900xt. You can only run at the speed of the slowest card, so those 2 should OC about the same. It saves you a few bucks and you shouldn't be losing any performance. With that said, it might be worth ordering the master card first and see what ram ICs come with it. If it comes with the faster ram, then the 1900xtx wouldn't be a bad idea.
I've heard bad things about the Asus vento, I'd reccomend getting the Thermaltake Xaser Armor.

Also, instead of an FX-60, I'd reccomend the Opteron 180. It's $300 less, and you can VERY easily OC the extra 200MHz to get it up to FX60 speeds. That would give you the wiggle room in your budget to spring for watercooling.

And, finally, I'd reccomend that instead of that $320 Corsair RAM you've got listed, you pick up some G.Skill Extreme DDR500 Ram. It's like $195 at NewEgg.
its Recommended Resolution 1600x1200 @ 77Hz and its Maximum Resolution 1920x1440 @ 64Hz seems like it fits into what you were saying
Just curious what bad things have you heard about the asus vento
nothing terrible, just that it was a little flimsy, and that the cooling wasn't all that great, and it wasn't worth the money. The Armor is one of the most solid cases around (The steel version weighs like 35 pounds).
IMO, id go for 2x 7900GT's when they come out in a few months over the crossfire.. Currently, the 7800GTX 512MB is still the best card out there i believe. =)

Originally Posted by UberN00B

IMO, id go for 2x 7900GT's when they come out in a few months over the crossfire.. Currently, the 7800GTX 512MB is still the best card out there i believe. =)

Not only is it not for sale, but it's $750. If you look up benchmarks, the 1800xt pe beat it and so did the 1900 series.
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is the Corsair TWINX Dual Channel PC3500 bad? and whats the best Ram out there for a system like this

Originally Posted by _Floyd_

is the Corsair TWINX Dual Channel PC3500 bad? and whats the best Ram out there for a system like this

I'd research and find out what kind of OC you can expect out of the FX-60 and then solve it backwards. You can extrapolate what settings you'd be running and can see what ram speed you need. Some chips can run at better timings, but not quite as fast of an OC as others that can OC very high, but need looser timings. This is obviously a gaming rig you're building, so 2 gb is a must.
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it's not bad, just overpriced. I'd say for the best RAM, either

G.Skill Extreme Series DDR500 (PC400) 2 * 1GB

OCZ Platinum DDR500 (PC4000) 2 * 1GB

The OCZs are the better sticks, the G.Skills are the better value. however, you don't seem to be particularily budget-minded here, so I'd go with the OCZs.
nice system id say and what kind of disk drive is the best o_O idk that either.

witht that kind of cash send me your old system ur using now
im poor lol
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