Final first-timer Build. Please critique before purchase!

Guys, I could really use a final consideration on my build. Buying it tomorrow and would just appreciate a "that's fine" or a "you're a moron, exchange X for Y". Am I missing any cables, fans, or anything of the sort? Since I am going to OC, but not too much, should stock fans be enough? I already have a mouse, keyboard, headphones, etc.

I, don't want to end up doing something stupid on my first build.

My only main doubts at the moment are: a)how much I can benefit from getting a 74gb raptor... a few seconds on loads? And b) is that a good Video Card to hold me over until ATI starts making DX10 cards? Is there a cheaper one that will do the trick?

I will also probably get the SAMSUNG 204B-BK Black 20.1" 5ms Monitor or the NEC Display Solutions 90GX2-BK Black 19" 4ms to go along with it.

Thanks a lot for any input.

NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Silver E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0S - OEM $32.99

LIAN LI PC-7A plus II Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail: $89.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $89.99

SAPPHIRE 100166L Radeon X1650XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $129.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail: $119.99

APC BE750BB 750 VA 450 Watts UPS - Retail: $89.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM: $5.99

BELKIN F8E066 Professional Computer Tool Kit (36-Piece) - Retail $23.29

Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/2G - Retail $178.99

ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail: $194.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail: $316.00

VANTEC TD8038H 80mm Case Fan - Retail $10.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - Retail: $29.99

Subtotal: $1,176.18
Shipping: $58.09

Grand Total: $1,234.27

Thanks a lot guys.
Rot
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  1. I believe with the E6600 you will want DDR2-800. Check to make sure.
  2. When those 680i sli users are troubleshooting their boards, you're gaming.

    Thumbs up from me for doing your homework. Kingston is compatible with anything. Lifetime warranty.
  3. Oh shit, I changed the Processor in the middle of typing it.

    I got the DDR2-677 because I decided to just go with the E4300 and overclock the rest.

    I will go with the higher PSU mpilch. Deciding between going for the 620 Corsair or PC P&C one. I think the Corsair looks great, so I will go for that.

    Apart from that, it looks good then? That's great, thanks a bunch.

    Rot
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