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Buying new system today

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This is my new build. Some items have already been ordered, and some I already have from a previous build. This is to be a gaming computer. Let me know if you think it's a decent one for the $$$. My max budget was $950 USD not including the OS.

Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $190 Already purchased.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $235 NOT yet purchased.

Memory: Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $74 Already purchased.

Hard drive: Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $175 Already purchased.

Video card: EVGA GeForce 6600 256MB PCI-Express x16 Video Card From an old build... I plan on upgrading to a 8800GTS 640MB when I have the $$$.

Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (I think...) From an old build... I plan on upgrading to a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer when I have the $$$.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $140 NOT yet purchased.

Power Supply: XION Supernova XON-600F14R-201 ATX12V 600W Power Supply 115/230 V cUL, CE, FCC, CB - Retail $90 Already purchased.

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail $37 Already purchased.

Floppy Drive: SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model SFD321B/LBL1 - OEM $7 Already purchased.

Total Cost: $948

Edited by stettybet0, 31 July 2007 - 07:39 PM.

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Much better audio cards are coming to the market, I'd hold onto your sound card for as long as you can.
Everything looks good to me aside from the raptor and the PSU (very poor efficiency, lower quality brand, can get better for the same price) but seeing as you have already purchased them, w/e.
Great choice on the case, I have it and love it :whistling:
Enjoy the build.

Edited by james_8970, 01 August 2007 - 07:37 PM.

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