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2,000ish Dollar Build (Any Suggestions or Warnings?)

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November 30, 2006 4:29:20 AM

Any suggestions would be insanely welcome... This is the last computer that I will have the extra cash to build and so I wanted it to be as reasonably well made for future technology advances as possible without it costing an arm and a leg... Anyways if you all have any suggestions as the topic stated please lend me some insight, I have built two computers but during my college days I have since fallen slightly out of the loop with the computer building hobbyists. :) 

If you can top it with another nice gaming machine, let me know. :) 






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NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: Zero
Item #: N82E16811146029

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$149.99 $149.99

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APC LE1200 4 Outlets Automatic Voltage Regulator - Retail
Model #: LE1200
Item #: N82E16812106005

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In Stock
$45.99 $45.99

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eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: 122-CK-NF68-AR
Item #: N82E16813188009

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

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$249.99 $249.99

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XFX PVT80FSHF9 GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT80FSHF9
Item #: N82E16814150205

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$639.99 $639.99

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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
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Item #: N82E16817341002

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$159.99 -$10.00 Instant $149.99

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
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Item #: N82E16819115003

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$310.99 $310.99

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G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory Model F2-6400PHU1-1GBNR - Retail
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Item #: N82E16820231085

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$114.99 $229.98

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3320620AS
Item #: N82E16822148140

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$89.99 $179.98

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Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail
Model #: 967599-0403
Item #: N82E16823126179

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$71.99 $71.99

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Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #: 931376-0403
Item #: N82E16826104191

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$45.99 $45.99

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SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D - OEM
Model #: SH-S182D
Item #: N82E16827151133

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$31.15 $31.15

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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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Item #: N82E16835100008

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$15.99 $15.99

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ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Model #: CNPS9500 AT
Item #: N82E16835118003

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$63.99 -$15.00 Instant $48.99

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Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker - Retail
Model #: 51MF7025AA000
Item #: N82E16836116153

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$86.99 -$6.00 Instant $80.99
Subtotal: $2,252.00
November 30, 2006 6:38:46 AM

First of all: for a build like that i wouldnt go with a OCZ PSU, theyre OK but i have heard alot of not-so-good reviews about them. You should get a better brand, either thermaltake or seasonic.

Secondly if you dont plan on OCing get 667mhz ram with better timings. :wink:
November 30, 2006 6:44:40 AM

Appreciate it... Noted and changed to :

Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply - Retail
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November 30, 2006 7:09:29 AM

COOL 8) nice build dude :D 
November 30, 2006 7:13:26 AM

Thanks, shew I am kicking it right now with a really crap computer... Bought a few games that run horrible on it, got pissed and decided it was that time again. ^ . ^

Any other recommendations, especially for a mobo yas? I poked around everywhere looking for a good mobo for the build and thats the best I could come up with really. :p 
November 30, 2006 7:32:36 AM

Well actually I thought you were going to run sli on the "official" nvidia chipset. But if not then a very good option and very popular is the
asus P5W DH deluxe, although it doesnt support sli it does support crossfire. It is around the same price but has the intel 975X chipset and there is the added wifi option.
November 30, 2006 7:46:00 AM

Yeah, I tossed around the idea of the ASUS but the previous computer I built had an Asus board DOA on me and then a friend recently got a DOA one as well.. So, I havent had stellar luck with those mobo's as most everyone else :D 

I'd love to SLi 8800gtx cards but its outta my league - . -
November 30, 2006 7:50:56 AM

Well im not saying that theres anything wrong with your mobo either, just giving you some options... :p 
November 30, 2006 7:52:37 AM

Much appreciated... I would have rather had a ATI card but the lads at their labs are slow to put out a DX10 card :( 

Well, I am off to bed... Anyone that weighs in their opinion.. I really appreciate it - I'll check back when I get up... Gonna order the parts on monday :) 
November 30, 2006 2:41:17 PM

Anyone got any experience with the mobo that I am going to be using?

eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard


It has some shoddy reviews which make me a little paranoid at times :p 
December 3, 2006 6:22:08 AM

Sorry to necro my post, just wondering if anyone else wants to weigh in before I send out for the parts tomorrow? Current BUILD =

NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: Zero
Item #: N82E16811146029

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$149.99 $149.99

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APC LE1200 4 Outlets Automatic Voltage Regulator - Retail
Model #: LE1200
Item #: N82E16812106005

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$45.99 $45.99

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EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: 122-CK-NF68-AR
Item #: N82E16813188009

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$249.99 $249.99

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XFX PVT80FSHF9 GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT80FSHF9
Item #: N82E16814150205

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$629.99 $629.99

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Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0106RU
Item #: N82E16817153039

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$165.99 -$10.00 Instant $155.99

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Model #: BX80557E6600
Item #: N82E16819115003

Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

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$309.99 $309.99

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Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
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Item #: N82E16820220144

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$279.99 $279.99

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3320620AS
Item #: N82E16822148140

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$94.99 $189.98

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Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail
Model #: 967599-0403
Item #: N82E16823126179

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$71.99 $71.99

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Microsoft 9VV-00001 Black 7 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Habu Gaming Mouse - Retail
Model #: 9VV-00001
Item #: N82E16826105016

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$59.99 -$8.00 Instant $51.99

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SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D - OEM
Model #: SH-S182D
Item #: N82E16827151133

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$30.99 $30.99

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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Model #: ARCTIC SILVER 5
Item #: N82E16835100008

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$15.99 $15.99

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ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Model #: CNPS9500 AT
Item #: N82E16835118003

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$62.99 $62.99

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Dynatron DH1205SO-C 3.5" Aluminum Multi-Colo LED HDD Cooler - Retail
Model #: DH1205SO-C
Item #: N82E16835888603

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$3.99 $3.99

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Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker - Retail
Model #: 51MF7025AA000
Item #: N82E16836116153

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

In Stock
$86.99 $86.99
Subtotal: $2,336.84
December 3, 2006 2:41:57 PM

Nice build. I was gonna say get 2 gigs RAM but looks like you've done that.


This is way out from left field but........depending on whether you do any work at home or value your MP3's, etc.......you might wanna consider a 2nd hard drive or external drive for backup. With such a nice system and that much money, an extra $80-$100 isn't much on the total price. But lost data is priceless. Happened to me.

Just a thought.


Great build otherwise, have fun!!
December 3, 2006 6:04:29 PM

Thanks, I have two of those and a raptor for gaming that I am gonna have in there. : )
December 3, 2006 6:41:37 PM

Then let 'er rip! Good luck!
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