another build, hows it look

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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
gigabyte P35 DS3R motherboard
512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX Power Supply
Q6600 CPU
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) BL2KIT12864AA804 -
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

$1,105.58 total - I'd like to keep it under $1200.

Will that video card work on the DS3R? Reason I ask is because its PCI-E 2.0, and I think the mobo only has support for 1.1. Also, do I need a better PSU or will that one be fine?

Not going to be OCing the CPU, so that CPU cooler should be fine. I realize the cpu comes with a cooler already, but I want something better than stock.

Does anybody have experience with that HD? I'm not too sure on that one.
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  1. It looks a nice build mate :)
    PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0 so dont worry, 8800GT wil fit fine on that board
    Thats a good PSU and will handle that rig fine, if u dont want to OC, then dont change the stock CPU cooler, its fine
    Actually i have the exact HDD and i love it :) its very good and fast :)
  2. They're compatible with each other. It's a good idea to invest in a 3rd-party cpu cooler for the cpu.

    Another harddisk to look at is Seagate 7200.11. I believe Seagate offers 5 years warranty whereas most every other manufacturer offers up to 3 years.
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