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First time building from scratch...ish

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November 10, 2007 7:11:47 PM

Hey guys, I'm building my computer from scratch for the first time and I'm looking for advice :) . Here's what I have planned so far.

Antec Sonata III

E6550 or E6750 (I'm leaning towards the E6550 since, in my opinion, core2duo already massacres everything :p )
Zalman 9500 (Not sure to go with the LED version or not since you can't really see the lighting with the Sonata III. I was wondering if there was any difference between the two aside from the LED.)
MSI P35 NEO2-FR
4x Kingston 800 1G

EVGA 8800 GT superclocked 512 or XFX 8800 GT (regular clock?) 512 (there's a $20 difference)
I plan on reusing my current harddrives (both WD 1x 10k rpm and another 7.5k rpm)

I'm probably forgetting something... :p 

Any advice appreciated :D .

P.S. Sonata III any better than a P180?
November 10, 2007 7:26:59 PM

Every thing looks fine but if I were you I would wait until Penryn is out and let the CPU prices drop. The 8800 GT is also good, but prices will go down for it too. So I guess you have to play the waiting game now...
November 10, 2007 8:03:13 PM

Thanks :D . Actually, I'm just trading in my current CPU for the 6550 (free of charge ^^). I may just spend the 20-30$ I save from not trading in for a 6750 on the video card :) .
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