I plan on using windows vista 64 bit, i may overclock later in time but not right away, i am still looking for a good external drive to backup my files on, and my hdd are oem so what else must i get with them to make them work.
Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
Why the 2x GTXs? Have you heavily considered 2x eVGA 8800 GTS G92 512MB? The performance difference between the two is not much, and the GTSes run cooler and are newer tech. With a 28" you'll need 2x something if you want to do any gaming.
Also, how did you pick out that burner? My system is pretty similar to yours, although I'm really stuck on getting a QX9650...but I might work myself off and get an E8400 as well too. Not sure yet...waiting to straighten out a few things in other aspects of life before I make my final purchase.
i went with the gtx in case one day i decide to do 3 sli which is very possible, my case will be plenty cool i do believe and if i absolutely have to i could change it over to water cooling if it does run to hot but i dont believe it will, i picked the burner because it has pretty good reviews and some guys on this forum recomended it, id like to get the qx9650 but thats alot more money, i may upgrade to something similar to that but not for a while
Tri-SLI with GTXes does not sound too appetizing...ever. They are hot **** right now (literally), but my guess is the upper end of the 9XXX series will beat them out. I'm not a big fan of SLI, but it really becomes the only option when you are talking about 28" and 30" displays. It's SLI or multi-GPU card...essentially the same, and both solutions donkey but that is it right now, QQ.