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Computer Build; Need Advice


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Leon05

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I'm building a gaming/schoolwork rig that will get me through college, with a budget between $1500 and $2000. I've got a lot of the essentials chosen, so I'd like someone to take a look at what I've picked out (mostly off of Newegg) and to give me any advice on what cooling kit, case, and power source to get, in addition to any advice on what I've already noted, in case any component is overkill.

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface
Speakers: Logitech X-530 70 watts 5.1
Video Card: BFG Tech BFGR78256GTCOD2 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16
Monitor: NEC Display Solutions AS900-BK Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.25mm Dot Pitch D-Sub

Still looking at DVD/CD/Floppy Drives, shouldn't be hard to pick. Any suggestions on those welcome, too. Thanks.
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Just a quickie, wouldn't you rather a laptop for college?

For optical drive, see the other computer builds in this forum.
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I'm living on campus, so I figured I'd rather have a desktop... though it the need arises, I may get a cheap laptop in the future.
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