First Time Build Advice

Hello everyone, I will be buying a new PC that will be used for gaming within the next few days. Please let me know what you guys think of this setup and if you think there will be any compatibility issues, etc. Also let me know if I am missing any components like thermal paste or anything else that I might need for the build. I already have a monitor and a keyboard. I would like to keep it at about $1700 or less. Thanks in advance!

LIAN LI PC-V600B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811112056

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813188013

EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130303

2 X CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145590

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817139002

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115028

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136012

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136074

Logitech G5
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16826104191

SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151141

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16829102006
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  1. Looks realy good!

    Change to a P35 board if youre not going to use SLI
  2. Looks pretty good, a few comments:

    1. Are you planning on going SLI? If not, you don't need an SLI mobo. ;)
    Sub-1: If you are planning on building an SLI rig, your power supply might be a little too weak for it. It should be good because I think a SLI 8800GT = 1 8800GTX, but then again maybe not.
    2. I know you probably don't want to wait, but the 8800GT will probably drop back to MSRP after the initial demand dies down.

    3. If you are getting the E6850, I would just look into getting the Q6600. They are roughly the same price. The difference is that the E6850 has a higher clock and only two cores. On the other hand, the Q6600 has a lower clock, but 2 more cores. If you are just looking into playing games right now, the E6850 is better, but if you are looking to have a better processor in the future(and don't really want to upgrade soon) and also do alot of image/video editing, etc. then the Q6600 might be your choice.

    Other than that, everything looks good.
    -Adam
  3. Gong SLI with two inexpensive 8800GT's seems like a good idea if your gaming at 1680x1050 or more.
  4. Thanks for the quick replies! I am pretty sure I will want to do SLI in the near future since the GTs are pretty cheap but for now I will stick with just one. So if I did plan on going SLI that PSU does not have enough power? Also I stuck with the dual-core for now because of the clock speed and the fact that nothing really takes advantage of quad-core yet does it?
  5. And if the G92 base 8800GTS does come out in December just step-up. This refresh of the 8800GTS 512MB/1GB looks to take the crown from even the 8800Ultra.
  6. nunchucksme said:
    Thanks for the quick replies! I am pretty sure I will want to do SLI in the near future since the GTs are pretty cheap but for now I will stick with just one. So if I did plan on going SLI that PSU does not have enough power? Also I stuck with the dual-core for now because of the clock speed and the fact that nothing really takes advantage of quad-core yet does it?


    That PSU is plenty for SLIed 8800GT
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