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Final Build - Review/Opinions (Thanks for the suggestions!)

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April 9, 2007 12:48:20 PM

First off, thanks for the suggestions everyone! Yesterday I posted my first parts list, changed a few things per your all suggestions. Here's my final draft. Price-wise this came in around $1,700 (w/ about $150 in mail-in rebates). Any final thoughts, opinions? This is a gaming rig. :) 

CPU / Motherboard / Memory

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

ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
(Changed from a MSI nForce SLI board.. but I had no plans to run SLI any time soon. Didn't go with the P5B Deluxe because I'm not overclocking, and don't need the wireless, and it's $80 more)

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Video / Monitor

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
(Had the 320MB version, but for a little more went with 640MB to maybe hold off upgrading card for an additional year down the road.)

ViewSonic VX922 Black-Silver 19" 2ms DVI LCD Monitor

Case / Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis
(Changed this one out with another, this has the rear fan/exhaust, plus a side vent and fan)

OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply
(Had a cheaper 500W. I've had bad experiences with cheaper power supplies, wanted a really reliable one even though I won't be overclocking. Overkill, I know LOL)


Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-05

Sound / Speakers

Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Input Devices

Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse

Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black USB Ergonomics Keyboard
April 9, 2007 12:55:36 PM

If you're not overclocking, get 667mhz ram or any value ram.