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erock33
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Hi all. I'm attempting to build my first computer and was looking for advice regarding my choices of hardware. I'm not a serious gamer, but would like the ability to run some games if I choose. I am a design student and would most likely use it for running Photoshop and Illustrator and possibly Rhino 3-D in the future. I don't consider myself a highly technical person regarding all the specifications that go into the various parts, but do have a working knowledge. I am looking to spend around $700-$800 and would like some flexibility to upgrade in the future. I will probably overclock the processor just enough to keep it stable. I want something pretty fast and stable. Any advice, comments or questions on my chosen setup would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

PS - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

GRAPHICS CARD - MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

DVD/CD DRIVE - SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q

CASE - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD

CPU COOLER - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU CoolerRAMPROCESSORMOBOPSGRAPHICSHDDVD
/CDCASE
COOLER

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