New build; quick check needed.

I just finished assembling a new build for my friend (midrange, little gaming, mostly working (CAD)) and wonder if I forgot anything or messed something up...

E6600
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
2 X 1GB Patriot DDR2 800MHz PC6400
XFX 8600GTS, 256MB
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W
Viper Midi case

Input appreciated.
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  1. I would say go with nothing below 8800gt !!!
  2. switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600)
    would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least.
  3. ramo said:
    switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600)
    would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least.


    E6750 sounds reasonnable...

    And for the GFX; I'm on a tight budget and can't get a 1950...
  4. e6550 or e6750 is newer and cheaper than a e6600. I'd get a 3850 GPU, since the e6550 will save you about $65 in savings. You won't regret getting the 3850 over the 8600gts!
  5. You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200.
  6. cory1234 said:
    You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200.


    The stores I buy at and trust (Switzerland) don't have the 256 MB version of the GT :(
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