My first system build, hows it looking?

This is going to be my first build ever... How does it look?

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$79.99 -$15.00 Instant $64.99

ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply - Retail
$69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6550 - Retail
$169.99 $169.99

A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
$56.99 $56.99

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99 $74.99

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
$29.99 $29.99

Subtotal: $546.93

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.asp?ID=7562648

Im going to be adding a 8800 GT to it as well so just add 250$ to the price

796$ total

I also plan on over clocking the E6550, i heard you can get it up to atleast 3.0 or 3.2 easy? so that will save me some money
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  1. If you want to overclock it, you could save about $70 by buying a Pentium D dual-core E2160. This processor has been reported to be overclocked to 3 Ghz and above
  2. im assuming i would have to buy alot of extra cooling for the e2160, im not an experienced overclocker, i have never done it before, i have only read alot about it is it more efficent to buy the e6550 and over clock it a decent amount so i dont have to buy the upgraded fans and stuff or buy the e2160 and the cooling fans ect, which would be better?

    + the E6550 has 4mb of cache, i heard that mattered
  3. It's true, it would probably be easier/slightly better to overclock what you are going to use. I for one, am simply a cheapskate and so I would prefer saving 70 dollars. A 3 GHz processor w/ 1 mb cache is going to perform slightly less than a 3 GHz processor w/ a 4 mb cache. So unless you want cheaper stuff, I recede my earlier comment =P.
  4. well could you recommend some of the cooling options i would have to buy if i did go with the e2160 option, the case itself has 3 fans so thats good ventilation but i do not know alot about cooling

    and also will that RAM and Power Supple be good enough for over clocking?
  5. Most people have OC'd the e2160 to about 3 gig's w/out any extra cooling. Yes it'll run a little warmer w/the stock HSF, but you can do it. If you buy an after market cooler, I wouldn't spend more than $25-30 for it, thus keeping your budget under control. The AC Freezer Pro comes to mind for the aftermarket budget CPU cooler. It's $26 shipped here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
    The PSU should be fine, but I'd recommend the PSU below for about the same $ and has 33a on the 12v rail!
    PSU - $76 shipped - $10 MIR = $66! Can run a single 8800gtx system.
    CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W Active Power Supply Retail ***Free Shipping***
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006428

    The case you picked out is nice, but I'm seeing it for $80 shipped and $60 after $20 MIR. Here is another option to consider, it's $50 shipped and $40 after $10 MIR, so you can decide if it has what you want to pay for.
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

    And your Abit IP35-e mobo is $96 - $20 MIR = $76 at newegg.com, so don't forget to get the MIR, if your buying form newegg.com.
  6. I have that exact case (Coolermaster) and I love it. Since you're looking at the E6550, I would consider the E6750. In place of the Corsair 450VX, I would recommend the Corsair HX520. The 520 can handle dual 8800's in case you decide to go the SLI route later on.
  7. matth87 said:
    Im not an experienced overclocker, i have never done it before.



    Last May I to had never overclocked before, look at my rig in my sig now. Its a lot easier to OC than it looks, get a good quality cooler and watch those temps.
  8. hey i thought of buing a E2160 too, can you guys recomand me any coolers
    ~25 +/-
  9. gamer_x_4 said:
    hey i thought of buing a E2160 too, can you guys recomand me any coolers
    ~25 +/-

    Arctic Freezer Pro for ~$25 here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
  10. lunyone said:


    I have seen people get great OC's with the Arctic Freezer Pro, so I second the recommendation.
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