This is going to be first build. My budget is $2000. It will be used mainly for gaming (Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, as well as future first person games). Here is what I've got:
I'd say this is a great performances/price ratio computer. But I would go for a single GeForce 7900GT instead. Unless wrong, it will give better performances for most games and will leave you room to add a second one later if you get some spare chance :wink: (well, when it's price goes down at least).
Also, you could get an All In Wonder X1900. Same or better performances has your SLI 7600Gt and TV acquisition to go with your Media Center version of Windows.
After reading all the posts I have decided to change a couple of my components. I am changing the hard drive and the video card. I am not changing the mobo to a non SLI mobo simply because i will be adding a second video card to use SLI.
Here are my changes:
my new build is similar to yours. i'll be building in the next 2 wks
i went with foxconn over asus because of the board layout and bios you can google a ton of reviews on both. i'm running x64 on my current build and would recommend you skip media center and go for xp pro. other than that it looks pretty sweet let us know how it goes
Your system is looking good. Definitely take the advice on the Seagate HDD and a 7900GT video card.
I was wondering why you opted for Windows MCE. If you want the extra bells and whistles, that's OK. You could save a few bucks by going with XP Home though.
Also, you could save some money by using the onboard sound and see if it sounds good enough before purchasing an addon sound card. The board that you posted seems to have a decent sound setup, but I don't have any personal experience with that particular sound chipset.