How about your thoughts on my new build?

Hello,

Here are my thoughts on a new build, what are yours. I am looking for a good base system within which I can upgrade a little at a time.

Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS Black Steel/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX PVT71PUDE3 Geforce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 XT Edition Video Card

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Processor

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

LITE-ON Combo Drive Black SATA Model SHC-52S7K-05 - OEM

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 Sound Card (already own)

120 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache HD (already own - for mp3's, video. etc)

Memorex X1 DVD Multiformat Burner (currently own)

Current build:

Dell 8100
P4 Powerleaped to 2.6 ghz
WinXP
1024 MB PC800 40 ns Rdram
PCPower&Cooling Turbo-Cool 350T
120 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache HD
60 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 2 MB Cache HD
Samsung 48x CDRom Drive
Memorex X1 DVD Multiformat Burner
Leadtek Geforce 6600gt 128
Soundblaster Audigy 4
Koutech IEEE1394 3 port firewire PCI card
HP Photosmart 1215
HK695
BackUPS CS 350
Charter Cable
Sony DCS-H5
Sony DCR-TRV22 MiniDV Camcorder
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    Hello,

    Here are my thoughts on a new build, what are yours. I am looking for a good base system within which I can upgrade a little at a time.

    Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS Black Steel/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply

    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    XFX PVT71PUDE3 Geforce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 XT Edition Video Card

    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Processor

    CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    LITE-ON Combo Drive Black SATA Model SHC-52S7K-05 - OEM

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 Sound Card (already own)

    120 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache HD (already own - for mp3's, video. etc)

    Memorex X1 DVD Multiformat Burner (currently own)

    Current build:

    Dell 8100
    P4 Powerleaped to 2.6 ghz
    WinXP
    1024 MB PC800 40 ns Rdram
    PCPower&Cooling Turbo-Cool 350T
    120 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache HD
    60 GB Maxtor ATA133, 7200 RPM, 2 MB Cache HD
    Samsung 48x CDRom Drive
    Memorex X1 DVD Multiformat Burner
    Leadtek Geforce 6600gt 128
    Soundblaster Audigy 4
    Koutech IEEE1394 3 port firewire PCI card
    HP Photosmart 1215
    HK695
    BackUPS CS 350
    Charter Cable
    Sony DCS-H5
    Sony DCR-TRV22 MiniDV Camcorder


    Few suggested changes:

    Since your only getting one video card, a SLi motherboard is somewhat pointless. Drop that to a regular Asus M2N-E board.
    Gfx card: Spend the extra bucks and get a 7900GT. Defintely worth the bump in performance. However, if you overclock the 7900GS, you can get it very VERY close to GT speeds(so i have heard)
    Would recommend another gig of ram, so you have 2, but if you price range is short, get it later if possible. Something along the lines with CAS4 latency. Good Luck :D
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