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August 3, 2007 8:01:12 PM

Hey everyone,
After five-six years, i'm finally ready to get a new computer. This computer will be mainly used for gaming. This is the first time i will be ordering all the parts and assembling the computer by myself so i just wanted to get others opinions to see if everything was compatible and if the system was decent. I'm hoping this will last me (understanding i will get better Video Cards/more Ram) for 4-5 like my last computer.

Specs:

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model X80562Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

M obo: ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

M emory: Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

DVD Drive: ASUS Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

V ideo Card: EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

PSU: Rosewill RP550-2 550W,ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply 115/230V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KSRTL 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'll be running Windows XP for a couple of months at least. I'll be waiting for more money for more ram than possibly upgrading to Windows Vista 64

Thanks for any advice
August 3, 2007 9:01:00 PM

First I would get a better PSU, Rosewill isn't too quality. Look into Antec NeoHE, Seasonic, Corsair, or FSP.

Secondly, if you aren't going to get sli and will be getting a new graphics card in a few year, go for a P35 board instead of the expensive sli board. p35 will be more future proof.

The rest looks good though :) 
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