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January 3, 2008 9:46:24 PM

I will be building my first system soon and want to make sure everything is compatible and will work well together. Is this everything I need?

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor -Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($190)

Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($127)

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($100)

RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($70)

HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Already have)

GPU: XFX PVT71JYPF4 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($190)

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($50)

CD/DVD: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($33)

Floppy: SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model MPF920 Black - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($8)

Subtotal: $768

I already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and speakers.
Any comments or advice?
Thanks
January 3, 2008 9:48:14 PM

Nice build, how are you going to use the machine?
January 3, 2008 9:50:35 PM

Hey, looks like we had some of the same ideas, what did yours cost?

Antec 900 case
Intel Core Duo E6750 2.66 gHz
Abit IP35-E motherboard
WD 250 gb HDD (16MB cache)
2x 1gb G.SKILL DDR2 800 mem
Aerocool Zerodba 500W modular PSU
ATI Radeon HD2900PRO 512 MB
LITE-ON 20X DVD/CD burner drive
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January 3, 2008 9:55:28 PM

It will be used mostly for gaming FSX, CoD4, and any other computer-related tasks.
January 3, 2008 10:04:14 PM

HD3850 instead... almost same price and will beat the 7950GT in newer games. even consider a bit more for the 3850 512MB or 3870
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