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Hate being a pest but looking for a little insight on a new rig

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September 9, 2007 4:32:42 PM

It has been quite some time since I've built a desktop and I've got a student loan of sorts coming in a few days for the purposes of putting together a new computer (I'm a computer aided design major as well as a FPS player).

So here is the products I've chosen so far, just would like some people with more knowledge on the subject than I to take a gander and make sure I didn't foul anything up too badly.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Socket 775 1333MHz DDR2-800 Extreme Overclocking ATX Motherboard

RAM: Corsair Dominator Series TWIN2X2048-8500C5D 2GB Kit DDR2-1066 (x2)

Hard Drive: Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / Serial ATA-300 (x2 RAID of some sort)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card (x1 for now, perhaps a second later)

Had a hard time finding a computer case that wasn't massive or ugly or a pile of crap but this is what i'm thinking at the moment: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with whatever 1000w bundled coolermaster PSU from newegg

Monitor: Samsung 22" Widescreen Flat-Panel TFT-LCD Monitor Model: 226BW


Any major insight would be appreciated, nitpicking brand loyalties and what not isn't really necessary.

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September 9, 2007 5:07:52 PM

one suggestion.. I work with AutoCAD 2008 primarily for my job. AutoCAD 2008 is mulithreaded, so I would suggest going with the Q6600 over the E6850. The Q6600 will be able to use all 4 cores.
Also like you I'm a FPS gamer.. The newer FPS games like Crysis will take advantage of the Q6600.
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