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Old 09-11-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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That CPU cooler is really good and you picked a good motherboard. But that processor needs a little work.

Here's the same setup as I made up for another gamer in which budget was important:

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

BFG Tech BFGR68256GTOCX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143025

Plus you may want to get an exhaust blower for another $15 something dollars. This sound card is nice and you can add this on to the total price:

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102171
Everything else you had is pretty good.
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sweet, thanks for the help. yeah i didn't want to order the parts, if i was the only one who had analyzed them
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Your welcome. Another thing, if you're going to be using the Zalman cooler, you won't need the retail CPU to help reduce the cost. Get the OEM one and save a bundle. You'll need Artic Silver thermal compound to mesh that with your new CPU.
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