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My final build plans - What do you guys think?

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September 23, 2009 4:39:05 PM

After much research and some great info on this forum I came up with the following build. What do you guys think?

XION XON-MTR001B Color LCD Thermal Control Panel - Retail
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
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XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
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Patriot Viper II 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory w/Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Bundle ... - Retail
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$180.98
$175.98

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail
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GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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September 23, 2009 4:45:25 PM

Depending on what your upgrade plans are, you might consider going with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. If you are fairly confident that 4GB of DDR2 is all that you'll ever need for the life of the system, your build is fine. If you think you might need a RAM upgrade a year or two down the road, 4 more gigs of DDR2 is going to be more expensive than DDR3. As it stands now, high quality DDR2 and DDR3 RAM prices are near equal.
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September 24, 2009 3:00:51 AM

Thanks Wathman. I decided on the DDR2 ram. Should be plenty for what I need.
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