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  • Started 6 years ago by erock33
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erock33
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This is actually a re-post. Just checked my original and all the links were screwed up. Here goes again.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
CPU COOLER

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

Running Vista 64bit.

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0zSpitt
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i'll use this case next, it's all ready come down $40 in just a few weeks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811129056

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erock33
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Nice case, but with a dog, cat and living in a dusty area, I need something more enclosed. Any other recommendations?

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0zSpitt
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i'm partial to the antec cases. the 900 is nice, i think it's on sale for around $60

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erock33
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nice case. i think i might reconsider

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