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I am getting close to getting a new computer (mine is about to kick it) and I have come up with this one (decided that I didn't want Brisbane)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16814102102
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106055
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116066
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

What do you think? I am not sure on the GPU, I plan to upgrade this fall so I don't need anything crazy. This one comes with Call of Jaurez free heh
 

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CPU: A+
GPU: Not sure how well those perform compared to an Nvidia counterpart, so i can't comment.
RAM: Do you need G.Skill HZ? Do you plan to overclock enough to make use of the HZ? I know i always ask this. I ask because i don't like seeing HZ in a budget build that will only moderately overclock. Seems a waste of money in that case.
Mobo: Very Nice
Case: Ehh... Personal choice. I think it's ugly as hell, and would suggest the Antec 900 as it is cheaper, and has better airflow.
DVD: A+
Hard Drive: Very Nice
Monitor: Booo, get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112006 better and cheaper, need i say more?
PSU: A
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I forgot to mention that I will be getting a tuniq tower, I am new to overclocking so what else do I need?
 

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loads of luck.

Garlic... Horse shoes... Rabbit's Feet...

All in hopes that you get a good OCing chip and not a lame chip like mine.

Oh yeah and do u have good thermal paste? AS5? Or maybe even that new stuff, Arctic MX2 i think it's called.
 

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By the way.. don't get that GPU. Do you really want / need DX10 graphics? If not then get a X1950xt it is incredibly powerful and overall much better than the 2600.

Also if you do want DX10 (Pointless if you plan to upgrade it soon) get a Nvidia card not ATI.. Nvidia dominates DX10 cards at the moment and has much better cards out even though they may be out of your price range.

Apart from that great rig and I hope it all goes well!
 

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yeah, it is. what's your budget? for low end dx10 cards, this is how it goes...8600GT<2600xt<8600GTS

that being said, an 8600GT can easily overclock to 8600gts speeds. if you could get a more expensive card id recommend ATI's 2900xt, but since your on a low budget that card is fine...but, if you dont need dx10, id recommend a 7900GS, or a 7900GT if you can get a good deal on a used one. I'd be willing to sell you mine.
 

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h/o ill configure you a pwnage system for 1500 including monitor.

include windows also
 

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cd drive: $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106055

case: coolermaster centurion 5 - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

hdd: seagate barracuda 320gb - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

memory: g.skill 2gb HZ - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

monitor: sceptre 5ms 20.1 inch - $160 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112007

motherboard: gigabyte p35 ds3r - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

psu: silverstone op750 - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6016&Tpk=op750

cpu: e6420 - $186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

cheap gpu: x1950xt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

grand total: $1095
+ 120 for vista home premium = $1215

you could get a 2900xt in your budget as well, but you said that you were going to upgrade this fall anyway.
 

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eh maybe. didnt really think about that. also, id wait until september to build a new system since there will be alot of new processors and the x38 chipset will be out.

I am thinking of doing that, my budget will be a lot higher then, I don't wanna wait haha
 

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I am thinking of doing that, my budget will be a lot higher then, I don't wanna wait haha

Wait trust me! I've honestly been waiting for a year and a half now to get a new PC and in the process I have saved around £1000 ($2000) now thanks to price drops etc. and my PC will be a ton better. I've only waited as my PC still works though and to be honest it has slightly driven me insane!
 

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cd drive: $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106055

case: coolermaster centurion 5 - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

hdd: seagate barracuda 320gb - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

memory: g.skill 2gb HZ - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

monitor: sceptre 5ms 20.1 inch - $160 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112007

motherboard: gigabyte p35 ds3r - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

psu: silverstone op750 - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6016&Tpk=op750

cpu: e6420 - $186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

cheap gpu: x1950xt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

grand total: $1095
+ 120 for vista home premium = $1215

you could get a 2900xt in your budget as well, but you said that you were going to upgrade this fall anyway.

That's like his exact same build....
You just changed the case. *which should be changed anyways, no need to spend that much on a case for a mid range build*
Got a more expensive PSU *His original PSU was perfect i think, OCZ makes quality products*
And changed the GPU.

I think you could fit a 8800 GTS 320MB in there man, that would perfectly fit your budget. Or maybe even a 8800 GTS 640mb since you got a widescreen.
Get a cheaper case and spring for a 8800 GTS.
Then your set.
 
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