Please critique my proposed home build gaming rig

I was shooting for a fairly cheap (less than $900) build that is SLI enabled. video, but only one video card at this moment. It comes out to about $899 and about $830 after rebates. In a few months I'll slap in another video card. I play MMO's mostly, looking forward to Vanguard: SOH and did some EQ2 and WoW and Daoc.


Asus M2N4-SLI NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID
Price: $104.99
Item # A455-2316


AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan
Price: $144.99
Item # CP1-AM2-3800X

Video card:
EVGA GeForce 7600 GS / 512MB GDDR2 / SLI / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card
Price: $149.99
Item # E145-7866

OCZ Dual Channel XTC 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Gamer Memory (2 x 1024MB)
Price: $199.99
Item # O261-8032

Sony DRU-120C Multi-Drive / 16x DVD±R Read / 16x DVD±R Burn / 8x DVD+RW / 6x DVD-RW / 5x DVD-RAM / 8x DVD+R DL / 4x DVD-R DL / 48x24x CD-R/RW / Black Only / Retail Internal DVD Burner
Price: $39.99
Item # S167-4219

Case and powersupply:
Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports And Ultra X2 550-Watt Power Supply ( the powersupply is:550 Watt Ultra X-Connect (X2.)

Price: $109.99
Item # TC3J-2145

Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive
Price: $79.99
Item # TSD-320AS
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  1. What would be a better video card?

    And from a newbie point of view. Is the Processor you linked to better in some way or just cheaper over all.

    I see that there is a combo with a mother board in your link. Is that Mobo any good?
  2. WOW! when did that come out?
  3. For the type of Gaming you want to do your system looks plenty good.

    You could in fact though - get a better Vid card for the same cash - roughly.

    BFG has the GT version for $139 at newegg... there are also some others ranging around the $150 mark(all 7600GTs)

    $50 more bucks and you could get" rel="nofollow">The XFX PVT71GUQF3 GeForce 7900GT 256MB
  4. BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3

    $140 as quoted above but has $50 rebate.
  5. K, I did a search on that part number and found this.

    BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card
    View All Products by BFG Technologies

    Less Rebate:
    - $50.00
    Final Price:
  6. Good deal... if the rebate works
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