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Old 05-25-2007, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail

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LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail

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XP Pro > Home
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats almost my exact build. Looks solid.
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Excellent choices Bot. I don't think I would recommend anything else. Sora!!!....you need to come see this, quick!...lol..

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XP Pro > Home
I will eventually be switching to Vista, is there really that much difference between Home and Pro? I mean is it that dramatic of a difference that will be worth the $60 extra cost when I will be upgrading to Vista within the next year?
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Mmmm do I smell a perfect build? Yep heh well done and as with B1gapl no suggestions.
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No dramatic difference. I've used both before, and it doesn't matter, if you're going to Vista later on. So go for Home.
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perfect build and xp home is fine.

p.s. whats the final price tag on that rig?
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I'm going to guess the build is around $1200?
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I have been reading these forums for the last 3 weeks. I had major concerns about the mit-tower coolmaster case that I was choosing and the ability of fitting the 8800GTS 640mb card. Additionally, I was concerned about the ability to keep the system cool as I plan on OCing the processor.

I will be using a 17in monitor for the time being as I am trying to keep my budget under $1500 yet still have a system that would be high-end and it's my hopes that I was able to do just that.

I have to admit it was tough to create a build and I couldn't have done it without reading these forums and taking advise from many of the folks here.
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