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So I am building a computer for a friend. He wanted something small because it's main use will be Gaming, often at Lan Parties and didn't want to spend much money if he didn't have to. I decided to go with a MicroATX recommended in CPU Magazine (Latest Issue). The Case he's picking out tonight.

MATX: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131570

RAM: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

GPU: eVGA 256-P2-N384 Geforce 6800 256MB 256-bit DDR PCI Express x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130263

HDD:Two Maxtor 100GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 (RAID 0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...39#DetailSpecs

PROC: Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

MONITOR: KDS K171s 17" LCD (My extra I'm selling him for $150)

The Processor could be better, but my thinking is that in a year or so when Vista comes out I'll upgrade this build to have a Much better (and by then much cheaper) dual core processor and move up to 4GB of RAM (Verified support of 4GB on MoBo). Maybe even drop in a 7800 at that time. Whatever case I get I'll put in more fans, a MATX case is sure to get hot. I'd really appriciate it if you guys would let me know what you think. Thanks Dudes.
 

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