Ordering soon, what do you guys think? :)

Hey everyone, could I possibly ask you guys to look over it quickly? :D

I'll be ordering this within a week, and it will be used primarily for gaming, watching movies and to use CAD-type software. All this stuff will be ordered from Ncix (I am a Canadian Resident), unless anyone knows a better place to buy from. Here it is:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel
I'm not looking to upgrade to Penryn, it doesn't look like we'll be able to OC them very well without spending 100-200$ more on a Motherboard.

Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25369&vpn=GA-P35-DS3L&manufacture=Gigabyte
I would like to OC the Q6600 to 3.2-3.4Ghz, is this board sufficient? I will never Crossfire or SLI either.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27144&vpn=ST3500320AS&manufacture=Seagate

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=ANTEC
Will this fit everything I want? I can't buy anything larger than a mid tower case due to space restrictions.

RAM: 2x Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18580&vpn=TWIN2X2048-6400C4&manufacture=CORSAIR

Video Card: New EVGA 512mb 8800GTS (ALREADY BOUGHT!!) Unfortunately I can't seem to find the link.. I will wait as long as I can to step up to the new high end cards, otherwise I will step up to the 1gig version of this card coming out.

PSU: Corsair HX520 CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX Triple 12V 40A Continuous 24PIN ATX Modular 120MM Power Supply
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19832&vpn=CMPSU-520HX&manufacture=CORSAIR
Will this provide enough/reliable power for my setup? I would not like to go over $150 for this component.

Additional Cooling: Do I need any for the amount of overclocking I would like to do? The computer will most likely remain on 24/7. Air only please :p

OS: Vista 64bit Ultimate (I already have this)

Monitor: I will be using a 24" Samsung that I already have.

I'm not really trying to futureproof myself, I just want a computer that will last me sufficiently for about 1.5-2years (When the 32nm Nehalems are released, DDR3 ram is a reasonable price, and new forms of harddrives are released lol).

This came out to be $916 before taxes and shipping and not including $80 of MIRs. What do you guys think? Any suggestions/ways to save money? I would not like to go over $1,100 before taxes and MIRs. Any advice is appreciated :D
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  1. Looks good.
    I think you're good to go for OCing, but get a Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme for cooling.
  2. Nice build!
  3. I'm pretty sure we know what 512mb 8800GTS is. It's the best choice right now.

    Doing your homework will finally pay off. It'll be a solid build. You got the right idea about saving money by going with ddr2 & p35 & quad. An unbeatable combo.
  4. Since you are watching movies and gaming, you would probably find a decent sound card to be a nice addition. Look for the Creative Sound Balster Live! 24Bit or the Creative X-fi MP3 or Gamer edition. I have used the "Integrated High Definition Sound", and then I promptly went out and bought a sound card...it shouldn't run much over $50.
  5. Thank you for the advice guys, I will definately look into that Ultra-120 and a sound card.
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