$675 gaming pc (after mail-in rebate)

on newegg for about $675 after rebates i can get:

- AMD 64 4000+ = 140
- 2gb DDR400 Patriot = 157
- 250gb SATA = 70
- x850xt = 105
- cd reader = 30
- ASUS ATI XPRESS 200 = 89
- FSP 400w PSU = 45
- Zalman VF900 = 40

now i am wondering, is it worth spending about $70 less on ram, and get 2 x 512mb instead of 2 x 1gb, and put that extra money towards a better video card, or should i just keep the ram how it is, i may upgrade again next september, so i do not know if the x850xt will work or not, i play battlefield 2 , cs:s , gonna play BF2142 when it come out and maybe Oblivion, any suggestion? i dont think i can go above $675, i do not need to add a case, and if i do get another video card i wouldnt necesarily need to get the VF900 (x850xt stock cooling is very loud), and, i may overclock 200-300mhz, will my mobo overclock well? and can i put a 120mm zalman heatsink/fan on it? or will it interfere with the chipset heatsink?

I AM VERY SORRY FOR NOT SUPPLYING U ANY LINKS, BUT NEWEGG DOESN'T LIKE TO COOPERATE WITH ME ALL THAT OFTEN
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    on newegg for about $675 after rebates i can get:

    - AMD 64 4000+ = 140
    - 2gb DDR400 Patriot = 157
    - 250gb SATA = 70
    - x850xt = 105
    - cd reader = 30
    - ASUS ATI XPRESS 200 = 89
    - FSP 400w PSU = 45
    - Zalman VF900 = 40

    now i am wondering, is it worth spending about $70 less on ram, and get 2 x 512mb instead of 2 x 1gb, and put that extra money towards a better video card, or should i just keep the ram how it is, i may upgrade again next september, so i do not know if the x850xt will work or not, i play battlefield 2 , cs:s , gonna play BF2142 when it come out and maybe Oblivion, any suggestion? i dont think i can go above $675, i do not need to add a case, and if i do get another video card i wouldnt necesarily need to get the VF900 (x850xt stock cooling is very loud), and, i may overclock 200-300mhz, will my mobo overclock well? and can i put a 120mm zalman heatsink/fan on it? or will it interfere with the chipset heatsink?

    I AM VERY SORRY FOR NOT SUPPLYING U ANY LINKS, BUT NEWEGG DOESN'T LIKE TO COOPERATE WITH ME ALL THAT OFTEN



    I hope that cd reader is a dvd burner:)

    I used to have a similar system.
    Instead of 4000+, get a 3500+ and OC to like 2.7ghz.
    good graphics card there and excellent choice of ram. stick with 2 GB you wont be dissapointed. 1GB is the normal now.
  2. Swap the A64 4000+ for the X2 3800+ and OC it.
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