New $2000 build. Comments are appreciated

This is my current build for a gaming/home pc that I plan on purchasing within the next month. I do plan on using sli in the future, by the way.

Any suggestions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Lian Li K10B Mid- Tower Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K10B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

LG 22" Widescreen 10000:1 Contrast Ratio 2ms Response time Monitor
LG - 22" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor

EVGA 780i Motherboard
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel E8400 CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

EVGA 8800GTX GPU 768MB DDR3

G. SKILL 4(2x2gb) ddr2 800
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 250GB 7200RPM HDD
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

PC Power and Cooling 750w Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling S75QB EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail

HT Omega 7.1 Sound Card
HT OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Logitech Z-2300 2.1 200w Speakers
Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Retail

ASUS DVD Burner
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail

Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
Saitek PK02 2-Tone USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard - Retail

Logitech MX518 Mouse
Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 92mm CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Vista 32-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Grand Total: $1930

I'm debating on doing RAID 0 with the HDD, but I've read that they are ridiculously fast as it is. I might just buy a videogame with the extra cash.
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  1. 8800gtx isn't best value right now, as they still cost a lot. A g92 8800gts with small oc overtakes 8800gtx in performance, and cost far less. And there's also the 9800gtx.

    Also, if you're going to buy Vista and don't already own it, get the 64bit version for your 4gb of ram.
  2. The 9800 does slightly better than the 8800 with AA and other filters on, whichever is cheaper would be the way to go.

    In a month there will probably be something much better though.

    I recently got the 92mm Xigmatek cooler... nicer than the AC Freezer 7 imo (same size fan).
  3. Thank you for the response STRKR

    Yeah, I'm getting a deal for $230 for an 8800gtx, otherwise I'd go with the 9800.

    I'll look into the Xigmatek, I'm sure it is better that the AC. It's been around for a while now.

    I have till june till I purchase this build, so if a new line of GPU's comes out, I'll definitely have to consider them.
  4. If you are spending that much money, I know exactly what you are looking for. I recently built a pc with that much. If you want an Nvidia mobo I highly suggest the 790i, the 780i's are nightmarishly hard to overclock. If you don't care too much about SLI, go for an X38 or X48 mobo that uses DDR2 RAM if you don;t want to pay extra money for DDR3. I wouldn't spend that much money on a sound card if I were using only a 2.1 speaker setup, but that's my opinion. Other than that I really think you are spot on. Case is excellent and it has a removable Mobo tray. And I personally recommend buying an Nvidia graphics card from EVGA because of their step-up program. That way you can get one of the new GTX 280's when they come out. Check these parts out:

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100

    Thermal Compound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194

    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

    CPU cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011
  5. @Moedakilla

    Thank you very much for your input.

    I made some changes to my final purchase, which I bought yesterday. Here it is:

    EVGA 512-P3-N877-AR GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K10B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

    Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Logitech UltraX Silver/Black USB Standard Media Keyboard - OEM

    SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

    ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail

    bluegears b-Enspirer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

    ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail

    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

    Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Retail

    Edit: I also have an e8400 CPU

    I wanted to go with the Zerotherm nervana, however, I had read that that fan would not fit with my motherboard (x38). I looked the Vendetta 2 and the Xigmatek 120mm and both of those would not fit either. The zalman had plenty of comments clarifying that it would fit with my motherboard and my case, so I choose that. By fit, I mean clear the first two RAM slots.
  6. What mobo did you get btw.
  7. Gigabyte ga-ex38-ds4
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