MY FIRST BUILD. ANY SUGGESTIONS B4 I PURCHASE THESE PRODUCTS TONIGHT?

1 XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $89.99

1 ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$289.99

2 EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
$399.98
($199.99 ea)

1 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$149.99

1 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
$288.99

1 OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
$109.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99

1 Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
$29.99

1 Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
$349.99

1 SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
$25.99

1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
$99.99

1 Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2,
$14.99

1 ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
$59.99

1 Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
$8.99

1 Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
19.99

TOTAL AFTER SHIPPING = 2,071.69 MY BUDGET WAS 2000.

THIS IS GOING TO BE MY VERY FIRST BUILD. I HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED THESE PRODUCTS YET, BUT I WILL IN A FEW HOURS. JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE FOR ANY LAST MINUTE TOUCH-UPS FROM THE EXPERTS/YOU GUYS OR GALS.

DONT MIND SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY, ALTHOUGH I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A CHEAPER MORE EFFICIENT RIG. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HOW DO YOU THINK I WILL DO WITH SOME OF THE NEWER VIDEO GAMES WITH THIS BUILD?
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  1. if ur looking for efficiency, u could pick a geforce 285 instead two 260s. it will give more room for upgrade later on and wouldnt consume as much power(so u can use a smaller PSU uf ur aiming to save cost). there will be some performance loss, but its not gonna be significant. besides, having an SLI than a single board is more complicated to optimize cuz there's the tweaks, heat management, programs that doesnt support SLI and so on. =D

    if u wanna cut cost so u'll get to ur 2000$ budget, maybe cancel the CPU cooler, as long as u dont OC ur CPU like crazy, and regularly dust off ur stock cooler, it should work fine.

    everything else seems solid. =D
  2. I never went through with that purchase. im still waiting for some prices to drop, plus i wont be home to build it until june so no since in buying the products now. i have made some changes from that original list. all these products are from newegg.com

    im leaving out the video card because im still unsure what i want to do. im leaning towards two msi ocv4 gtx 260s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127430


    Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824254026
    $329.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026

    Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16833166038
    $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038

    Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
    Item #: N82E16823126174
    $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126174

    Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
    Item #: N82E16899261003
    $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261003


    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop
    $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381


    Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835185065
    $12.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065


    ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835118046
    $74.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046


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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116488
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822136319
    $154.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186064


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    XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817189017
    XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811103011
    $214.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.187898


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    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131365
    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115202
    543.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190227



    right now without the video cards, my total price is $1542 including shipping. my budget is still 2000.

    also, whats up with the rumors i heard about the asus p6t deluxe screwing up all the time?
  3. The XCLIO case is toolless, i have one. Even if you didn't have a toolless case you don't need a tool kit - go buy a screwdriver.
    Replace your rear case fan with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185054 (if you don't mind noise... I don't hear mine over music or game sound, even with just headphones on and no sound).
    Aswell for PCI-E network cards I suggest either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124069 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127213. Theres a better D-Link one somewhere else but I cannot find it right at the moment. It just personal preference, I don't like Rosewill.
    Also, throw in a Razer Deathadder, and if you're gaming... NEVER NEVER NEVER USE WIRELESS KEYBOARD OR MOUSE...
    Other than that everything seems in order. I would follow jukyake's advice though and switch your graphics cards.
  4. why not trade in the Asus P6t Deluxe for the regular version of P6T and save you extra dollars there. also why not get two gtx 275s or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102839 im sure it will be less when other cards come out like XFX Black Editon which will have PhYSX and CUDA or whatever :D
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