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This build any good? First timer, $740

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August 13, 2006 4:55:20 AM

Mother Board - ASUS M2N $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813131022

Processor - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103735

Video Card - MSI NX7600GT $177
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814127217

RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145566

CASE - RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811156135

DVD BURNER - NEC Black 16X DVD+R $29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827152058

PSU - Rosewill RE501-SLV ATX12V 2.0 500W $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817182005

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB $158
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144414

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August 13, 2006 7:44:34 AM

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
August 13, 2006 8:45:30 AM

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.
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August 13, 2006 3:57:08 PM

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.
August 13, 2006 5:01:47 PM

The KO is the cheapest one, did you mean the CO? Thanks though, anymore comments?
August 13, 2006 5:15:28 PM

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....
August 13, 2006 6:26:14 PM

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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.
August 13, 2006 8:44:32 PM

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...
August 13, 2006 11:33:32 PM

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.
August 14, 2006 2:01:53 AM

sorry thought they where working, they should be fine now
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