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Please critique my $1500 system build.

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May 26, 2008 9:10:14 PM

Hey guys, so I'm building a new computer and would like you all to tell me how good it is and if there happen to be any conflicts. The price range is no greater than $1500. The total can probable go a bit over, perhaps by 100. This computer will be mostly for gaming/everyday uses. I am not willing to overclock unless it is very VERY easily overclocked.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129021


Motherboard: XFX MB-N780-ISH9 Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813141005

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115037

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231122

Video Card: (MSI GeForce 8800GTS (G92) NX8800GTS 512M OC Video Card) x2 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?items=N82E16814127325

Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817341002

DVD Burner: Lite-On SATA 20x

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

The total of this build comes to $1,277.91 and obviously there is room for some more buying.

Thanks for reviewing :]
May 27, 2008 1:18:55 AM

[:turpit:2] Nice work. No conflicts, no junk parts. :p 

If this PC goes in the bedroom, you may want an RC-690 case and a Silencer 750W PSU instead of the Antec 900/OCZ 700W. Total price about the same, but without the annoying lights. Of course, you can snip the wires and take care of the LED, but that voids the PSU warranty.

Possible upgrades, but nothing absolutely necessary:
- PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011&Tpk=Silencer%2b750W $120
- HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD6400AAKS $100, 640GB, very fast
- cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003&Tpk=HDT-S1283 (only needed if you overclock) $37
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