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Old 02-15-2007, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first attempt at building a computer. I am trying to spend less than $1000 on it. Any comments are appreciated.
COOLER MASTER Wave Master Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W Power Supply

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+

G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

really long optical drive name

evga GeForce 7800GT - This is what I have now and I was planning on upgrading in a month or two, as soon as I get more money. McDonalds doesn't pay that well...
Is there anything I am missing that is essential to building a computer? I already have a monitor and speakers.

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Old 02-15-2007, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if i were you i would backtrack a bit and replace the motherboard and processor with a core 2 duo and compatible motherboard. a good place to start would be the e6600 and a Gigabyte 965p-ds3. it will cost a little more but you won't regret it.

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Old 02-16-2007, 05:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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get E6600 Very much worth it
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3400Mhz
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't have any experience with the brand, but here's a thread over at [H]ard forums regarding Rosewill's PSUs. Here's another.
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