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I am getting ready to order the first new PC I've had in 5 years. Before I commit, I was hoping some of you people who are smarter than me can review the equipment list and let me know of any compatibility issues I've overlooked.

Thanks!

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All that good stuff and your going to skimp on the video card. Get at least a 6800GT or X800XL in that thing, your games will thank you :)

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Thanks for replying, Folken!

My fault, I should have made a note about the video card. I thought to get an adequate card now, and see what shakes out with nVidia and ATI towards the end of the year (re: the r520). So, the 6600GT is just to tide things over for 6 months. It will still be a HUGE improvement over the Ti4200 I'm running right now.

Otherwise, things are compatible? Any pitfalls or tricks when putting this together?

Thanks again!

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You should be fine with that setup compatability wise.
A 6600gt is a "slight" improvement over a ti4200 ;)

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If you plan on upgrading the video card, why bother with an SLI mobo? Right now a 7800 video card is as fast as 2 6800 SLId in some stuff. By the time you upgrade maybe there will be SLI2 of Crossfire XP or something like that.

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Thanks for responding, dunklegend.

I selected the board not because of the SLI function, but because of the passive-cooled northbridge. I found two nForce 4 boards that have this feature; I didn't like the Abit, so I went with the Asus. I was not intending to go SLI later, just really liked the board.

Thanks!