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Need Suggestions for Desktop Build

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I'm planning on building my first desktop soon and wanted get some advice from experts first. I plan to spend $700 max on the parts. I already have an Antec 900 case and a 550w power supply so I don't need to include those in my budget (as long as 550w is enough power). Here is a list of the parts I've selected.

I plan to used this desktop for video game playing and watching movies on 1080p tv. I want it fast in general which is why I chose these parts. I might consider overclocking it, but only if it works safely with this current setup.

Motherboard: Suggestions that fit PII X3 and DDR3 RAM and RAID 0 support?

Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail

Memory: DDR3 RAM - Not sure what speed. Depends on suggested motherboard

Video Card: PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

I plan to RAID 0 in the future.
I'll also be getting 2 dvd/rw drives.
Again this is going in an Antec 900 case with a 550w power supply.

Please let me know if you think this setup is best for my budget/needs. Any suggestions at all are welcome.
Thank you very much in advance.


Edited by Mark1416, 02 June 2009 - 09:48 PM.

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