This build any good? First timer, $740

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  1. Required Changes:

    When posting Newegg links, please post them so they work.... like how i'm posting them below....

    Suggested Changes:

    Video Card: eVGA Geforce 7600GT <--- Better brand IMO, and cheaper than the MSI. Both cards have the same specs.

    Optical Drive: NEC ND-3550A
  2. I'm with prophecy on this. Switch to the Video card and DVD writer. ( the DVD you had only reads DVDs and CDs and for a bit more you can get one that writes them too). The power supply in the case you're getting doesn't seem that bad though. It's got 20A on the 12V rail. I dunno how reliable it is though. Research around a bit for the PSU that comes in the case and you might be able to get around from buying a seperate PSU if the one in the case is any good. Maybe you can squeeze that money to buy 2 gigs of RAM with the money saved from the VGA card and PSU. If you're not sure that the PSU is good though, don't take any chances.
  3. Okay, thanks guys, For sure I will be switching to that NEC dvd burner.

    I'm still not sure on which GFX card..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127217
    This one is a 7600GT, with a dual slot cooler on it (MSI) What's a dual slot cooler?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130283
    7600GT CO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130017
    7600GT KO
  4. Get the eVga 7600 GT KO, better fan and speeds but a little more expenisve but well worth it and they ahve top notch support : lifetime warranty.
  5. The KO is the cheapest one, did you mean the CO? Thanks though, anymore comments?
  6. The dual slot cooler I think is a waste of time.... if your 7600GT is having heat issues... grab a Zalman VF900 and put it on the card....
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    The dual slot cooler I think is a waste of time.... if your 7600GT is having heat issues... grab a Zalman VF900 and put it on the card....


    The dual slot cooler is a plus to the 7600GT, but since the KO is cheaper, I'd go with that instead.
  8. alright thanks everyone, so the changes so far are the DVD burner and the KO, thank's all :) only thing else im kinda worries about is how good is that case? Do you think there's another one for about $60 and below, I want the sides to be clear, and I want to have head phone/USB plugins infront...
  9. It would help if you posted model numbers and/or links that actually worked so we know what case, PS, etc you are talking about.
  10. sorry thought they where working, they should be fine now
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