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March 2, 2007 4:21:33 PM

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V / EPS12V 630W Power Supply - Retail

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

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

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model LH-20A1H-186 - Retail

Total price shipped is $1581 from Newegg. I already have a Samsung 19" 2ms WS, SB Audigy 2zs, Logitech G15, and Razer Copperhead mouse.

So is all this stuff gonna work in harmony here? It's been quite a few years since I've done a build, and things have changed a bit. Also, is there anything that I should upgrade, downgrade, or have left out?

Thanks for any advice.

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March 2, 2007 4:36:38 PM

You can get slightly cheaper and faster RAM that the Corsair, and I dunno about a Raidmax PSU. Also depending on prices you might want to look into a Seagate 7200.10 hard drive. But mostly, :trophy: .
March 2, 2007 4:38:15 PM

looks good, i would change the psu to the OCZ GameXStream 600W instead. raidmax psu's arent that great. heres a list of psu's you should look at link
the one you chose is at the bottom of the list
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March 2, 2007 5:26:02 PM

I'd keep that ram if you can afford it. Corsair has always given me top notch products, they are worth every cent. Everything else looks good (although I do agree you should look into the recommended Power Supplies). That MB/CPU/8800GTS setup will be awesome. The only other upgrade you can do is the 8800GTX, but I am sure you already have considered that.
March 2, 2007 7:17:03 PM

Yup I would dump the PSU. I have a Corsair 620-HX and man this thing rocks. Modular cables, 5 yr warranty, and very good stability. If it pushes you out of your price range I would Dump the overpriced 680i mobo (unless you plan on going SLI which would be a waste with a 19in monitor) and pick up the Gigabyte P965-DS3 instead. Great little mobo and alot cheaper than the 680i chipsets with same performance. This should free up your budget enough for the corsair PSU.
March 2, 2007 7:48:52 PM

Dump the overpriced 680i mobo (unless you plan on going SLI which would be a waste with a 19in monitor) and pick up the Gigabyte P965-DS3 instead.

March 2, 2007 8:36:21 PM

Ok, cool, thanks for the replies. No, I don't plan on going SLI, I just don't see a good enough price for performance with it, So I will dump the 680i and go for the Gigabyte. I'll also look at different psu's. Wasn't sure of the Raidmax, I just went with a price point. One last question, do you guys think that the 320mb version of the 8800 gts is worth the savings, or should I stick with the 640mb? I don't plan on upgrading for probably a couple years, so I'm assuming the 640mb is the way to go.

I lied, one more question. How about an E6400 compared to the E6600 I picked out? Worth the extra money? I've never overclocked anything before, but I would like to mess with it a bit. But assuming i don't oc, would I notice a big performance difference at stock settings?

Thanks again