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July 8, 2008 2:06:36 AM

Okay so this will be my third custom built pc and I have been learning as I go on whats the best set up and whats not. I just go out of the Marines so im on a budget. This is what I am thinking about going with. Any advice would be great!

What I am thinking about buying !

ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 x 2

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket

CORSAIR 620HX 620W Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Stuff I all ready have !

SAMSUNG 220WM Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse

Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Saitek PZ30AUR Red USB Wired Slim Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

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July 8, 2008 2:20:35 AM

looks good, I would get the WD 640 hard drive instead of the seagate 500.
July 8, 2008 2:31:15 AM

Okay , sounds good. Is a raptor HD worth the money or is it more for high end processing and 3D programs?
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July 8, 2008 2:55:24 AM

Raptor in my opinion isn't worth the price plus less space.
July 8, 2008 3:04:21 AM

Shadow said it all.

Nice build you got there. Get the WD640 like Shadow says.
July 8, 2008 3:56:30 AM

The raptor is not worth the extra cash.
July 8, 2008 3:08:13 PM

Thanks for all the help, went with a WD650. Just waitin on my parts :)