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Another newb needing help with a build

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May 12, 2007 11:04:59 AM

Alright
Budget: approximately 1300

Usage and goals: I plan on doing a little over clocking, enjoy counterstrike:source, need good multitasking for when I am doing research and have a million things open music running etc, fast video conversion a plus as well. I want to make this system as future proof as possible as I don't get to upgrade my system that often (I'm poor) and when an advance becomes reasonable (quad core) I'll be ready.

What I have: I already own a hitachi sata 250 gb , a dvd-rom (though I'll probably end up getting a dvd-rw not a pressing concern), a 19" LCD @ 1200 x 1000.

Here is some idea of where I'm at

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$49.99 $49.99

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel
$229.99 -$15.00 Instant $214.99

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
$279.99 $279.99

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply - Retail
$199.99 -$50.00 Instant $149.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
$226.00 $226.00

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail
$154.99 -$30.00 Instant $124.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$79.99 $79.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
$34.99 $34.99
Subtotal: $1,160.93

Lend me your brain. Any suggestions discussion invited. One area I'm particular curious about is the motherboard I am considering SLI, but not in the near future (from what I've read probably not worth it).

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May 12, 2007 12:24:21 PM

If you are poor, I must be homeless. lol.

You don't need anything from me. Gotta keep an eye on your HZ ram cuz it might get into my rig by accident. ;) 
May 12, 2007 12:28:10 PM

If you can hold off for som time it would be a good idea

New Mb's coming out

New video cards

And in July intel price cuts
!