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My Specs - One last check

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PC Case - Thermaltake Tsunami Black - 108.99

Floppy Disk Drive - Mitsumi Black 1.44MB - 19.99

Hard Drive - Raptor (74gb x 2) - (160 x 2) (30 mail in rebate x 2)

CD-ROM Drive - Asus 16x CD 48x DVD - 22.99

Processor - Opteron 170 - 396.00

Processor Cooling Fan - Zalman 120mm - 49.99

Motherboard - DFI Lanparty Ultra-d - 122.99

Power Supply - OCZ 520W - 139.99 (25 mail in rebate)

RAM - Mushkin extreme (2 x 1GB) - 216.45

RAM Cooling - Thermaltake AMCOOLING KIT - 7.99

Northbridge Cooling - Cooler Master - 29.99

Videocard - EVGA 7900GT - 319.00

 

PC Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811133132

 

Floppy Disk Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16821104104

 

Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144160 x 2

 

CD-ROM Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827135136

 

Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103586

 

Processor Cooling Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835118115

 

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136152

 

Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817711002

 

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130281

 

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820146397

 

RAM Cooling - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835116004

 

Northbridge Cooling - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835103169

 

 

Monitor - HP L1506 Black 15" - 189.95 (50 mail in rebate)

Mouse - Logitech MX518 - 33.89

Keyboard - Logitech G15 - 69.95

Mousepad - iCEMAT 2nd Edition - 38.00

CD/RW/DVD Burner - Samsung Black - 24.99

Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster - 16.00

 

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824176040

 

Mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16826104178

 

Keyboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16823126179

 

Mousepad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817114203

 

CD/RW/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827151086

 

Sound Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829102182

 

That is about everything I am getting.

 

Any suggestions on changes. I don't really need to go higher in money, my budget is around $2000. Pretty much starting from scratch as you can see.

 

So where can I improve, and where have I gone overboard and maybe can get a cheaper component. Someone told me to get the 319.00 video card instead of the 369.00 and overclock it, good idea?

 

Oh, last thing, I will be overclocking.

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I'd think you'd be better served with a new game title than that RAM cooling kit. doens't the mushkin come with heatspreaders on it anyways? Good case airflow should suffice..

 

Also, your monitor will not do that rig justice. 15"?!?!? Youd be better off with a used 19"crt... or why not look at 17"LCD's they're cheap and look great.. spend your money wisely. You can get more than enough storage for like $100, then get 1 or 2 36GB raptors if you MUST have 10k RPM with RAID array... could get a nice water cooling system, better LCD monitor, who knows...

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I'd think you'd be better served with a new game title than that RAM cooling kit. doens't the mushkin come with heatspreaders on it anyways? Good case airflow should suffice..

 

Also, your monitor will not do that rig justice. 15"?!?!? Youd be better off with a used 19"crt... or why not look at 17"LCD's they're cheap and look great.. spend your money wisely. You can get more than enough storage for like $100, then get 1 or 2 36GB raptors if you MUST have 10k RPM with RAID array... could get a nice water cooling system, better LCD monitor, who knows...

 

yeah the mushies already come with heatspreaders....

 

picking up a brand name monitor does not guarantee the best quality... for instance ihave a 280 dollar 19" flat panel that works and looks great... lots of these deals can be found at outpost.com.

 

personally i would raid 2x36gb raptors as a primary drive for os and other things you like to do quick, and then have a main storage drive.. say 200-250gb if you are the average user...

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That was what i was trying to allude... ;)

 

hehe. helping a fellow in need. to summarize and elaborate. XD

 

anyways, please take our advice as it will in the end save you some money...

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I will talk it over with the main people that are helping me with this, and see what they think.

 

By the way, and good 200-250gb HDDs you would like to recommend?

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the Western Digital 16mb sata 3gb/s were recommended in the guide here. I just got one and it's fast and quiet...sub $100 at newegg.

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Make sure that case you picked out will be able to give you good air flow? I've never owned a Thermaltake Tsunami so I'm not the one to ask, but I do know it's very important, esp if your going to OC?

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