Critique my soon-to-be build

The following prices are in AUSTRALIAN dollars.

VGA: eVGA 8800GT Superclocked 512MB - $400
MoBo: Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R - $158
Case: ANTEC Nine Hundred (200mm fan/no PSU) - $159
RAM: 4GB Kit (2x 2048MB) PC6400 800MHz GeiL Ultra 5-5-5-15 - $286
LCD Monitor: 22" Samsung 226BW (2ms/3000:1/DVI) Black - $399
OS: Home Premium 64Bit (OEM Version) - $132
HDD: SATA-300 320GB Maxtor 16MB (STM3320620AS) - $93
DVD Buner/Rw: Samsung 20x (Retail with Nero, 5.25" SATA, Black) - $39
PSU: SilverStone ST75ZF 750w - $199
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/1066FSB/8M) LGA775 - $275
Headset: Icemat Siberia (Black) - $73.60
Keyboard : Standard USB - $9.80
Mouse: Razer Deathadder - $74.70

Total: $2306.10

Leave your thoughts please. Any advice is accepted.
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  1. * STAMP OF APPROVAL *

    Unless you're keeping the psu for a long time, a 500W-ish psu is fine for 8800gt & the pc.
  2. Thanks. Nah, i'm keeping the 750W because its not much more than the 550W PSU's and the 750W PSU is bundled with the Q6600 which makes the Q6600 about 43 dollars cheaper. ($318 to $275) So i'm saving 20 bucks.
  3. * STAMP OF APPROVAL *quotemsg]
    DITTO!!! Finally a well thought out build!!!
  4. Kudos, though I would:

    Buy an aftermarket cooler for the Q6600 (the stocker is not good).

    Buy a WD, Seagate or Samsung hard disk (or even 2 disks to get maximum multi-tasking ability out of the quad).
  5. After market cooler and your good to go...

    where in AUS... im NSW
  6. $74.70 for a mouse?

    That's a premium price for memory.
  7. nhobo said:
    $74.70 for a mouse?

    That's a premium price for memory.


    Please note these are AUS prices dude

    and you obviously havent heard of the G9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104079
  8. Only $66.35 US! I just bought a new MicroShaft mouse for $9.95.
  9. Yeah but in FPS games, the added dpi and buttons can make a difference in winning/losing a match. Not sure that the added cost is good, but if you heavily into that type of game, it probably is needed. I use $10-15 mice, but I'm not that good a FPS, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me :)
  10. Wait for tomorrow and get the new GTS.
  11. lunyone said:
    Yeah but in FPS games, the added dpi and buttons can make a difference in winning/losing a match. Not sure that the added cost is good, but if you heavily into that type of game, it probably is needed. I use $10-15 mice, but I'm not that good a FPS, so it doesn't make that much of a difference to me :)


    I have a G5 that cost me about $70 at the time and its the best mouse ive EVER bought
  12. Hey guys. Thanks for the responses. I am still thinking about getting two HDD's & Stock Cooling.

    @ Chookman: I'm from NSW (roughly around Liverpool).

    Anyways, I like the look of the deathadder BTW and i'll be playing FPS games. So the mouse will come in handy all the time :) ... Unfortunately it costs an arm.
  13. as long as its not the leg as well
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