Seeking Input/Opinions/Advice on New Gaming Rig

Hey there, It's been a LONG while since I've upgraded; I'm running an Abit IC-7 MAX3 P4 3.0ghz 9800pro :lol:

I plan to run Vista 64x since I'd prefer 4gb ram. This rig will mainly be used to run games such as Crysis and WoW. I'm also hoping this system will OC fairly well.

Anyways, I've been researching and gathering parts for a new rig and I'm seeking your input/adivce on the parts.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
with ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

Videocard:BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143119

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136012

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565 X2

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001

Total: $1100

I will be using the case, DVD drive and sound card from this "rig".

I'm not sure if my memory choice is the best, perhaps there are faster/better ones for my setup.

Also, I'm not sure if the hard drive is worth it. I'm sure I can deal with 150gb of space but is it worth the price as opposed to the ones which are 5x bigger but a bit slower.

Any Input/Suggestions are welcome... I am ready to pull the trigger but I would like some final thoughts from the experts. :)
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  1. Get Crucial Ballistix Memory.
    Keep the Raptor if you have other hardrives for storage :)
    Get an EVGA 8800GTS 512MB Crysis Edition. Free 90-day step up if a new card is released and you want to upgrade! Also, benchmarks have shown the EVGA to just BARELY outperform the other brands ([H]ardOCP forums)http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ0OCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

    Everything else looks SOLID! maybe get the Corsair 620HX? 520 should be adequate though.
  2. Okay, I've added the Crucial Ballistix Memory.

    I'm wondering if I should get a 8800GTS(g92) or 8800GT. Here are the ones I'm looking at.

    EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318
    $249.99

    OR

    BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143119
    $309.99

    Any Suggestions on the better value/performance/bang for the buck? or another card I don't know about? I already have Crysis so the Crysis bundle is useless to me. Thanks in advance.
  3. ^ Bump :D
  4. Looks great, good luck with the build.
  5. ^ are those two hard drives really going to be faster than the raptor?

    Also, any opinions on the 32mb barracudas? Specifically http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288

    I'd just like some more opinions on what would be the best hard drive setup with a reasonable price.

    I'm just about ready to pull the trigger, just looking for some final thoughts and any little suggestions or tweaks on the setup plus info about the hard drives.

    Thanks for all the input, guys.
  6. Get the 8800GT 512MB.
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