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Hi...

Looking to build a system on a budget. Main use will be for gaming & internet. Need to stay around the $700 barrier unfortunately. Here's what I've found...where can I improve? I already have 2 x 512kb Kingston PC3200, and a CD/DVD rom drive so these won't be listed below...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208004

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822135106

OS:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16837102151

MB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128301

Video:
http://ww.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=9963&sid=AWTT1U5TUJN89PD75PUTTPRVFSS32T85

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103535

Think that does it. Any ideas, help, improvements will be appreciated.
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My random comments, to be taken with lots of grains of salt:
1: If you don't even plan on utilizing SLI, maybe could save a couple bucks by getting a motherboard without? It's not a bad board though, and not a bad price.
2: Already have a monitor to use, or have a specific one in mind? Take advantage of your DVI output if possible.
3: That power supply isn't at the upper eschelon of power supplies . You're on a budget though, so hopefully it'll handle everything you throw at it. Hopefully one of the hardware folks will have a better idea if 18A on the 12 volt rail is adequate for that configuration.

My comment that should be taken with no salt:
Unless you're paying to have your processor installed by someone that has some, or unless you already have it... add something like this to your list:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100007

end of bad advice.
-Six
 
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