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New System Build (looking for advice/input)

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May 4, 2008 10:10:34 PM

Hello everybody. I'm Duke and I'm building my 1st ever build. I've ordered the parts from Newegg.com last Thursday and they should be arriving tomorrow [Monday] or Tuesday the 6th of May. Please rate my build and give me input. Oh and please give me some advice towards putting it together. If it helps I want to try my hand at overclocking with the stock cooler. Just a mild 300Mhz over the stock 2.4Ghz. I just want to be able to use the PC for games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and Company of Heroes, World of Warcraft and Crysis. My case is the discontinued Antec P150. I'll be using Vista Home Premium 32-bit for DX10.

Proc: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115032

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

Gfx: XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150252

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 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=N82E16820146565

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

I also have a SATA Western Digital 160GB hard drive at home as well as a Samsung SyncMaster 2053BW 20" Monitor. I got the PSU from Fry's Electronics near where I live which is Seattle, WA. I was $90 after MIR which was a deal compared to how much watts it had and the features. Right now, I'm out of money but I want to get an aftermarket cooler like one from Artic Cooling because it's much better than the stock Intel and it installs very easily. I don't want to mess with backplates even for the extra cooling performance.
May 4, 2008 10:13:30 PM

Get more than 2gb of ram. Otherwise looks good. Happy building.
May 4, 2008 11:49:55 PM

Be sure to install standoffs, wear an anti-static bracelet, and just be calm and collected the entire time so you don't make any mistakes. Happy building! :D 
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