Taking the dive v. my computer build

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  1. Phat_J

    Phat_J OT Supporter

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    Finally deciding to build one. I have zero experience in this, but I have a couple friends who have offered assistance. I want a nice computer, and cheapness isn't a big issue. I have done a little researching and some looking on newegg. The following is some components I have picked out to base it on. Right now I am lost on video cards. There are too many to choose from. Any suggestions to fit this basic setup? Any suggestions to adjust this setup?


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    mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996535 - Retail Item #: N82E16820146677 Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate $149.99 $139.99
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    GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail Item #: N82E16813128066 Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $269.99 $259.99
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail Item #: N82E16819115029 Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 $189.99
     
  2. negative zero

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    Might as well go evga 8800 GT.
     
  3. Phat_J

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    Here is what I have picked up so far. Any suggestions on additions/changes would be much appreciated. Below are some pictures to help motivation.


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    COOLER MASTER Centurion RC-534-SKR5 Silver Aluminum & Mesh bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Max: 400W (Continuous), Peak: 430W Power Supply - Retail Item #: N82E16811119112 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $74.99
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM Item #: N82E16822148262 Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 $139.98 ($69.99 each)
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    ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Item #: N82E16814121034 Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.991 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $49.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.992 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $69.993 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $99.99 $369.99
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    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB104000000 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail Item #: N82E16829102017 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 $65.99
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    mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996535 - Retail Item #: N82E16820146677 Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate $149.99 $139.99
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    GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail Item #: N82E16813128066 Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $269.99 $259.99
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail Item #: N82E16819115029 Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 What I have chosen so far. Some more suggestions to changes/additions would be helpful. Here is some nice pics to inspire motivation.
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    $189.99
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Dayyumm. Cute chicks, mang.

    All of them for $189.99??

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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  6. Phat_J

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    Haha yeah, oops that was left off the processor description.

    cool I appreciate it. I was planning on getting 2 hard drives, and using one for a backup. Any opinions on 2v1?
     

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