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I need need advice on this build I have been working on for a while

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September 5, 2008 10:36:14 PM

Ok guys I need input on this build again, this time I got a cheaper case but was able to get more RAM, a card-reader, and better gfx card...what do you think ? (also I already have a 300 gb WD SATA HDD so its not included)...btw this is on a $500 budget, and at this point I am at a total of $497 (tax included). I plan on using this pc as a computer animation student this coming year ! also for some gaming ( I play WoW, and plan on picking up COD4 & Crysis)

CPU- AMD 64 x2 6000+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE-Coolermaster centurion 5 w/ coolermaster extreme power PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (case), http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (PSU)

GFX CARD- PNY 8800GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL DRIVE- Lite on DVD burner w/lightscribe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- pqi turbo 4gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HEADSET- Rosewill cirqumaural headsets (just wanted something) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU- deal with PSU

CARD READER- super talent card reader http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD- ECS GF8200A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

--->some people have said they don't like the mobo I choose but for my price range I thought it was good, firstly because it have hybrid graphics (can use both the on board graphics in accordance with my pci-e graphics cards, sort of like a primitive SLI)... please any comments will be welcome, since this is my first system build I want it to run smoothly, thank you
September 5, 2008 10:38:51 PM

edit:
I have a samsung syncmaster 930a LCD screen (plan on changing it later), an old compaq ps2 mouse, a microsoft white usb laser mouse, and an altec lansing speaker set.
September 5, 2008 10:49:09 PM

ur links are all broken...

I recently built my current rig and paid only $470 ($400 after mail in rebates, but I already had a hard drive and optical drive...). Make sure to take advantage of combo deals and promo codes...I saved a ton like this...
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September 5, 2008 10:59:04 PM

Get a 5000+BE and oc it to 6000 levels. Also you can get cheaper RAM, from experience, latencies doesn't increase performance visibly
September 5, 2008 11:02:06 PM

The time to solicit advice is BEFORE you buy, not after.
September 5, 2008 11:12:12 PM

Ok I fixed the links, sry for the inconvinience
September 5, 2008 11:17:34 PM

lol I have not but them yet Geo
September 6, 2008 5:06:45 AM

i would recommend getting ddr2 800 ram instead of that 533 ram...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
^its also cheaper than the ram you selected before

I would also recommend going with an AMD chipset for your mobo...the nvidia chipset you described only clocks down the video card so that it uses less power and therefore produces less noise when not in use...its cool and all but I wouldn't go for a sketchy chipset just for that...but if you really want to take the risk, then go for it...

everything else seems pretty solid...
September 6, 2008 3:21:49 PM

well a lot of ppl will tell you to definitely not trust raidmax's PSUs (even though I took a gamble and tried one out, and it ended up paying off...). If you have the extra $50, I would prefer the peace of mind from a solid psu...

as for the amount of ram and which OS to use, not too sure man...sorry...hopefully someone that does computer animation can help you out with that...try looking up computer animation websites for help on that...just see what everyone else is using...

September 6, 2008 5:41:46 PM

Kk Thx Ahslan
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