first build attempt

Hello everyone...pretty soon I am going to attempt to build my own pc... here are the list of components I am is going to be mostly for gaming...not really planning on oc'cing, budget is like 1500.

processor: Intel Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
motherboard: I am really not too sure...I want to do SLI eventually so I was planning to get a 680i board...but I am not too sure on which one...if anyone has a suggestion that would be great.
gpu: GeForce 8800 GT
hard drive: WD Raptor 150gb
case: Thermaltake Armor
power supply: PC Power and Cooling 750w Silencer
ram: This is another one I am not too sure about...I will either get 2 or 4 gigs of something lol
dvd: Not sure but Im not really worried about this.
os: Im thinking Vista 64, but I hear mixed reviews about 32 bit better?

So how does this build look? Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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  1. The 680i boards currently don't work with Intel's latest 45nm Quads so if you're planning to upgrade to a 45nm Quad in the future it might be a problem.
  2. Im presently running vista 64 and i can tell you that its working great, all you have to do is to make sure
    that you got all 64bits driver
    for the ram go 4 gig only if you go with 64bits os
    32bits os will only show you 3. ... something gig with 4 install
    Im not a fan of raptor, they are pretty noisy but depend on if a noisy tower dont bother you at all

    gt8800 are great card

    Good luck with your build
  3. From my research the crossfire out performed SLI. They're always neck and neck anyway.

    Checkout the asus p5e for ddr2 or p5e3 for ddr3 RAM.
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