Building new system, need advice.

So I'm putting together a new system from scratch. I have already come up with a list of parts that I would like to purchase, but was wanting some opinions on them; ie: good, not good, something better for same price. I'm buying all my parts from Newegg because they are so reliable.


Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, Windsor, 2.6 ghz, 2 x 1mb L2 cache, socket AM2.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103759

Motherboard: ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 motherboard, 1 PCI-e 16 slot (not planning on going SLI) and 2 PATA (up to 4 ide devices, need that because I have 2 hard drive already and a DVD burner, all of witch are ide)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131014

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
I need some real help with this one, I have read everything I could on Toms Hardware on video cards and reviews at newegg, but am still not sure if this will suffice, would like to stay under $250.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130061

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145566

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 ATX 430W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817153023

CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185125

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    So I'm putting together a new system from scratch. I have already come up with a list of parts that I would like to purchase, but was wanting some opinions on them; ie: good, not good, something better for same price. I'm buying all my parts from Newegg because they are so reliable.


    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, Windsor, 2.6 ghz, 2 x 1mb L2 cache, socket AM2.
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103759

    Motherboard: ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 motherboard, 1 PCI-e 16 slot (not planning on going SLI) and 2 PATA (up to 4 ide devices, need that because I have 2 hard drive already and a DVD burner, all of witch are ide)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131014

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
    I need some real help with this one, I have read everything I could on Toms Hardware on video cards and reviews at newegg, but am still not sure if this will suffice, would like to stay under $250.
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130061

    RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145566

    Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 ATX 430W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817153023

    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185125

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!



    Get the 8800GTS for 10 bucks more after rebate:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071

    Comes back in stock on the 20th.

    And for powersupply:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817128002

    Bump up to another 1GB in the future, highly recommend it.

    Good luck. :D
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    Get the 8800GTS for 10 bucks more after rebate:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071

    Comes back in stock on the 20th.

    And for powersupply:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817128002

    Bump up to another 1GB in the future, highly recommend it.

    Good luck. :D

    That 8800gts is more like $380 not $280, the current card I'm looking at is only $230, but I certainly like the looks of that power supply, especially that modular cabling.
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    SOLD!
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