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sdcc633

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I just bought an Intel Pentium D 805 Dual Core Processor ($114) and plan on building a video editing/ (some) gaming computer. I will be reusing my 80 gig HD (7200 rpm). I plan to overclock the CPU. What I am looking for is some recommendations [case, motherboard, CPU cooler, Ram, HDs-raid 0?,DVD burner, graphics card(s), etc.] for this build that would make a screamer. What would you'all recommend?

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Get a case that cools well. I know that Warrior will come in with better suggestions but I like my Aspire because it's got a lot of fans and a lot of room for airflow.

For RAM, if you can get at LEAST 1 gig if not 2 gigs from Crucial or Corsair, XMS or the like. The high quality stuff will help in video editing. For Hard Drives I would get a much bigger hard drive personally. I know that videos take a lot of space as do games. I (which I've found incredibly useful) have a dual drive configuration. A Sony DVD-R and a LiteOn DVD-+RW combo drive.

In terms of graphics card, if this computer can wait, then wait. DirectX 10 cards are coming out soon and they will be up to date. If you go with a great card now, it will be outdated in a month or so. I would suggest (if you can't wait) a ATI Radeon X1800XT or X1900XT if you can afford it.

In terms of cooling AND keeping the beast quiet, I often refer back to:
http://www.maximumpc...o_make_you.html
I use it when looking for fans/CPU coolers and the like. The article has suggestions for things that keep your computer cool and quiet at the same time.
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