Attempting to build a computer (first time)

Hey there.
I'm pretty much a complete novice at building a computer, but I'm sick and tired of not being able to game for two and a half years so I decided to build one and work to get the money for it. Since I'm new to this I got someone to help me that had built a lot of computers before and seemed to know what they were talking about... hopefully. lol

This is the build we came up with for me. I'm basically just wanting to find out if it's really good, especially since I was reading a review and it looked like my video card sucks.. lol

And since you need to know what I'm wanting to do with my system to be able to judge it, I'm going to tell you. =)
I want to be able to run games out now on medium settings at very least. I want them to run at high with no problem. I'd also like my system to last a while as far as being able to run games well. The games I'll primarily be playing are WoW (or some other MMORPG), CS:S, CoD4, HL2 (and Gary's Mod), Warcraft III TFT, and I'll probably find some other games to kill time with.

And now the list of parts. =)
Case: XCLIO Windtunnel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103011
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
Motherboard: Abit Pro IP35 LGA 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD%2b6400AAKS%2b640GB
Sound Card: X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty or AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude or Xonar D2X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829156005&Tpk=x-fi%2bprelude
Video Card: GeForce 8800GTS or 9800GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130337

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
Processor: There's 2 here because I don't know if AMD is better than Intel or not... E6750 Conroe and Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103228
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12 SS-600HM ATX12V / EPS12V 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151030
CD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106073

This stuff is for later... Not necessarily getting it right off.
Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001262
Keyboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009
Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105016

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178


On the ones with multiple choices, I'm really not sure what to go with, so help there would be amazing.

But also let me know what you think about the other parts too. Don't just stick to what I have already... Suggestions are great too. =) I'm buying this with my money, so there's not a rigid price limit, but I'd like to keep it under 2,000USD.
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  1. Garband said:

    Motherboard: Abit Pro IP35 LGA 775
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030

    Processor: There's 2 here because I don't know if AMD is better than Intel or not... E6750 Conroe and Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor


    Considering the Intel MOBO, you'd better stick with Intel
  2. I'd go with the Intel E8400, same price range as the E6750
  3. Abit Pro IP35 doesn't support the E8400
    http://www.abit.com.tw/cpu-support-list/mb/intel_p35_ip35-pro.htm

    might want to go with Gigabyte or Asus MOBO
  4. Yes a wolfdale CPU will be a much better deal!
  5. houstonserenity said:
    Yes a wolfdale CPU will be a much better deal!

    Is it really worth the 20 extra dollars for .4 GHz?

    level101 said:
    Abit Pro IP35 doesn't support the E8400
    http://www.abit.com.tw/cpu-support-list/mb/intel_p35_ip35-pro.htm

    might want to go with Gigabyte or Asus MOBO

    If I do choose to get an E8400... Which mobo do you suggest?
  6. Quote:
    Is it really worth the 20 extra dollars for .4 GHz?



    Yes, 45nm runs faster and cooler, 2mb more cache, SSE4, I wouldn't think twice
  7. Garband said:



    If I do choose to get an E8400... Which mobo do you suggest?


    If youe looking for P35 Chipset:

    GA-P35-DS3L is good Ultra Durable All-Solid Capacitor Design Mobo for $89 (no 1394)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

    ASUS P5K-E
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196
  8. level101 said:
    If youe looking for P35 Chipset:

    GA-P35-DS3L is good Ultra Durable All-Solid Capacitor Design Mobo for $89 (no 1394)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

    ASUS P5K-E
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196

    I'm not exactly what I'm looking for per se. lol
    I just was told that the Abit IP35 Pro is a good mobo.

    So if you know a better one for around the same price that supports the E8400, I'll gladly accept suggestions. =)
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