Computer build, review before i buy!

Cooling - Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme CPU Cooling Heatsink
$65.00 from
$60.00 from

Fan - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
$15 from
$25-30 from (eww)

CPU-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2
Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
$249.00 from
$259.00 from

Mobo-ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
$169.00 from (35 mail in rebate available)
$199.81 from

Case-Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel
ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$138.58 from
$169.99 from

Graphics-EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
Video Card
$229.00 from (30$ mail in rebate)
$229.00 from (AFTER 55$ instant rebate and 30 mail in)

HDD - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM
16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$169.99 @
$250.80 from

Sound Card - Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit
192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
Professional Series
$145.37 @
$135.99 @ (also has 50 dollar mail in rebate)

Writers/Media - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R
CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe
$36.41 @
~$30.00 @

OS - Vista 64bit Home premium upgrade
Check costco, around $100

Memory - CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
(PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
TWIN2X4096-6400C5 TIMESx2
X1 price:
$114.00 from (also 40$ mail in rebate)
$94.00 from (also 40$ mail in rebate)


Total from ~1616.97 (canadian $$)
Total from ~1467.00 (American$$ im assuming)

Last thoughts? Suggestions?
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  1. Forgot to add

    PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V
    2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB,
    FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
    $164.99 from (25 mail in available)
    $164.99 from (25 mail in available)

    Putting totals to 1781.96 for and ~1632.00 for, respectively
  2. Looks good :). Make note to use the spacers between motherboard and case, remember to possibly increase RAM voltage. Remember to double check your work twice before powering up! Keep the cables organized.
  3. Thanks for the input sniper :D
    And all that helped me in picking the right parts :D
  4. Looks like you did your homework as they all seem to be good quality parts. Good luck with the build!
  5. That corsair PSU is $115 after $25mir on
  6. Yeah nice build. A personal recommendation is getting or atleast looking into Lian Li cases. They do not look very flashy but are really well build. 100% craftmanship.
  7. Thanks ShadowofDawn for that note, saved me almost $50 :)
  8. I personally would go with an other motherboard with an integrated sound card like the maximus formula : so you actually have a good motherboard with the a very good sound card for 75$ less ( beside you need that sound card absolutly and i dunno if it is better or not ).

    Also, are you canadian or US? If you are canadian, shop at, they own NCIX price everytime ( they are the same company, just cheaper at directcanada, plus free shipping, just add 5% taxes and 1.5% shipping assurance and you got the full price )

    Vista full version at DirectCanada OEM 64 bit edition ( so you have it, not a stupid upgrade for almost the same price )

    e8400 is 213.20 at DirectCanda

    And i'll get a Seagate 500gb for the hard drive 88.99$
    which will almost deliver the same performance beside you need the 2 sec faster load time in a game

    and a again a Samsung SH-S203B DVD writers
    if you don't need the lightscribe thing and don't care that you might not have all the required cable when it's shipped :P

    Actually, just my two cents, since im starting to check for build myself
  9. ^ That's an over kill on the motherboard.
  10. This cooler comes with a fan, cost less, and gives the TRUE a run for cooling.
  11. ^ I assume you are referring to this cooler?:
    (You're missing link.)

    WOW! It's only $25?!?! I have heard about this cooler seems to be at the top 10 coolers. Never knew it was this cheap.
  12. Shadow703793 said:
    ^ I assume you are referring to this cooler?:
    (You're missing link.)

    WOW! It's only $25?!?! I have heard about this cooler seems to be at the top 10 coolers. Never knew it was this cheap.

    Yeah shadow that's the one, was about half asleep at the keyboard. The thing I like most about this cooler: 600 grams w/fan.
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