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apritske

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So how's this for a build?

• COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [$64.99 – Newegg]
• Xion PowerReal XON-600F14T-201 ATX12V V.2.01 600W Power Supply [$89.99 – Newegg]
• Intelฎ Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe Processor 2.13GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 2MB Cache Retail [279.00 – ZipZoomFly]
• Coolermaster RL-MUA-EBU1 AquaGate Mini R120 Liquid Cooling System [$79.99 – Newegg]
• ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel Motherboard [$278.99 – Newegg]
• CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 [$217.00 – Newegg]
• 2 X eVGA 256-P2-N583-AR Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card [$539.98 – Newegg]
• Acer AL1916W Black 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1 0.284mm Pixel Pitch [$179.99 – Newegg]
• 2 X HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722516DLA380 (0A31637) 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM [$113.98 – Newegg]
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2 - OEM [$137.99– Newegg]
• SONY Combo Drive Black IDE Model CRX320EE/B2S W/O SW - OEM [$24.20 – Newegg]
• ASUS WL-138g 32bit PCI2.2 Wireless Network Card [$33.99 – Newegg]


2042.06 before all rebates and shipping

Is it just me or do Newegg and Tigerdirect not offer the new Core 2s?

Is this stuff compatible? Is it too expensive? got any suggestions?
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for perspective, I want to top out at around 2,000 for the budget
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Seems pretty good to me. I wouldnt spend money on Direct X 9 gfx cards as Direct X 10 is around the corner. Get a cheap and chearful card then spend more money on a Direct X 10 graphics card.

You dont really need 2 SATA drives you can split it into 2 different partitions. Ive got a 250GB SATA2 drive which i split into 2 partitions 1 for windows and one for games. It will work out cheaper to get a bigger capacity drive as the money per GB is cheaper.

Im jealous now lol.
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i wouldnt suggest getting 2 7900GTS, not because dx10 is around the corner. i doubt people are gonna jump on that once it comes out because its ONLY for vista, and u no how first release Windows are...its probably gonna be a few months till all the kinks get worked out. so thats like what 5 months, plus......august, september, october, november, december......almost a year till u will need a dx10 card. anyways. just get 1 7900GT it will save u mo ney, and giv eu great performance.

great choice of case, although i not so sure about te psu. i'd get either an Antec TruePower 550watt, or an OCZ Gamestream, or Enermax Liberty or a psu from Fortron group, those are very powerful.

as for ur cooling system, dont get a prebilt system, especially something that cheap. it would be much more efficient and better to get it custom.
here
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
they put parts together (not exactly build it, but find parts that will work with each other) and you buy the set, an dput it together yourself. they also have cheap prices, their prices on some dangerden products, are chepaer than dangerden's prices. weird huh?

nowadays people get more of either seagate or western digital hard drives. just get 2 Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200.16 SATA drives.

and lastly, you wont be needing a seperate network card. im pretty sure that mobo already has one built in, and a darn good one too, the board costs over $200!
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thanks for the info, very helpful
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Yeah ditch one of the 7900GTs spend the extra cash on the E6600 CPU you will se more performance from that than the other 7900.

I would get 1 320Gb drive itll be cheaper and give better performance and reliabilty that the two drives, companies that are top at the mo for HDD are Maxtor, Seagate, Samsung and western digital(in that order of my personal preferance).

I wouldnt bother with the water cooling myself its not really going to be needed spend the money on a good sound card or a better case.
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