This is my first build and am wondering if all of these parts work together and are the best for their prices. I'll be doing some gaming and watch dvds/tv (i'll buy a tv tuner later). The main games i'll play are: CS:S, Battlefield 2, AOE3, UT3, and other first person shooters. I would also like to be able to play games for the next 4 years or so b/c this is my rig for college. My max price is $1100 (except for PSU & DVD burner) but i would like to spend <$1000.
Processor - Intel e6750 - $210
Motherboard - Abit IP35-e - $120
Case - Antec P180b - $60 (already have it)
PSU - Antec True Power Trio 550W - $? (already have it)
Video card - X1950XT or 8800GTS 320 - $150 or $260-$270
Monitor - Samsung 216BW or LG L204WT - ~$250
Hard drive - Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM SATA - ~$70
DVD burner - Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 - $35
should i spend the extra money on an 8800(i'd rather not spend $270 on a video card but i will if i have to)?
which monitor is best for video/gaming?
should buy now or wait til sept. or oct.?
is there anything i'm missing?
can i save money in any area?