First custom PC, hardware check.

desidude006

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Hello, i getting this computer built and this is first real gaming pc. So please tell me if you guys find any flaws or adjustsments that I should make. I will be overclocking this system up to 5 - 10%, and I will be doing a decent amont of gaming. For now I am only looking for the core parts that I need. I will be getting a fancy mouse, keyboard, speakers later, not at the current movement. My Budget is around 1700 USD.

Mobo- ASUS P5B, P965,1066,1394,snd,glan,D2,PCI-E
Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Dual (2MB),1066MHz,S775,65W
Processor Fan-Zalman CNPS9500 LED cooler
RAM-CORSAIR XMS2 2GB caste 5
Case-COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN1-GP Black (might go with me P180, not sure)
PSU-Antec 550W TruePowerII ATX12V V2.0 Power Supply
Case Fan- Antec SmartFan 80mm Case Fan
Floppy-3.5" Floppy Drive
Hardrive-Seagate 250GB SATA, 7200rpm, 16MB cache
Soundcard- Ac 97' onboard or Audigy 2 ZS 7.1
GPU- 256MB Radeon X1800 XT DDR PCI Express, TV Out & DVI (might get the x1900xt 256 mb version when it is available)
Drive-NEC 3550A Dual 16x DVD+RW/-RW/CD-RW (48x/32x/48x),16x DVD
OS- MS Windows XP Home Edition CD (full version)

Thx for the help!!
 

shadowduck

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Hello, i getting this computer built and this is first real gaming pc. So please tell me if you guys find any flaws or adjustsments that I should make. I will be overclocking this system up to 5 - 10%, and I will be doing a decent amont of gaming. For now I am only looking for the core parts that I need. I will be getting a fancy mouse, keyboard, speakers later, not at the current movement. My Budget is around 1700 USD.

Mobo- ASUS P5B, P965,1066,1394,snd,glan,D2,PCI-E
Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Dual (2MB),1066MHz,S775,65W
Processor Fan-Zalman CNPS9500 LED cooler
RAM-CORSAIR XMS2 2GB caste 5
Case-COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN1-GP Black (might go with me P180, not sure)
PSU-Antec 550W TruePowerII ATX12V V2.0 Power Supply
Case Fan- Antec SmartFan 80mm Case Fan
Floppy-3.5" Floppy Drive
Hardrive-Seagate 250GB SATA, 7200rpm, 16MB cache
Soundcard- Ac 97' onboard or Audigy 2 ZS 7.1
GPU- 256MB Radeon X1800 XT DDR PCI Express, TV Out & DVI (might get the x1900xt 256 mb version when it is available)
Drive-NEC 3550A Dual 16x DVD+RW/-RW/CD-RW (48x/32x/48x),16x DVD
OS- MS Windows XP Home Edition CD (full version)

Thx for the help!!
The 1900XT 512MB should not be that much more and is an excellent card. You can go down to a 6300 and save some money and not lose anything.
 

blazesofhell

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huh? 6300? I would rather stay with a x1800xt.
shadowduck is telling the OP to upgrade the GPU to the 1900XT 512MB and downgrade the CPU to the E6300, as the 6400 grants limited increase in performance for a seemingly larger increase in cost.
 

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