First build, ordering tomorrow and help appreciated :)

Hey, well I've been waiting months for a new PC and it's finally come which im happy about :P
Basically If anyone can tell me everything is in working order it would be great, and feedback is welcome :)

Heres what I've come up with so far:

Mobo - Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Case - Antec Nine Hundred

CPU - Core2Duo E8400 3.0ghz (planning to OC to 4.0ghz) on a Tuniq Tower 120-LFB CPU Cooler

GPU - 2 x OcUK GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - with 2 Arctic Cooling Accelero S1's.

PSU - OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply

RAM - OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2

Monitor - 22" Samsung SM-2232BW Black Widescreen LCD

Any help is much appreciated :)

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  1. Don't see why you need after market cooler on 8800GT. Runs fine with stock cooler. Drop the cost of the coolers could get u better cards like two 8800GTS 512.
  2. I didn't think of that :(
    btw, what make of mobo would you say is best? would you go with the cheapest or?
  3. 750i(2 way SLI capable, 3.6Ghz max OC), 780i (2 way SLI capable & 3-way SLI capable 3.6Ghz max OC)

    790i (2 way SLI capable, 3-way SLI capable, DDR3 RAM only, & better max OC due to 1600FSB capability(for 4Ghz OC)
  4. So the 750i is the best option for me, as I have no plans to go 3-way SLI. What mobo manufacturer would you say go with, the choice in Asus or MSI?
  5. If those are the only two choices you have:

    But I'm seeing an eVGA with 1066 standard:

    You either already own DDR2 800 or are avoiding 1066 for some reason?

    Asus is Taiwan and so is MSI. eVGA is made in the U.S.A.(better?)
  6. But I'm seeing an eVGA with 1066 standard - what do you mean?
    If i put an extra 10-20 into it then I could opt for either XFX or eVGA too, but is this really worth it, surely they are the same product but made differently?
  7. Cheers for the advice :)
  8. Stick with ASUS. Solid capacitors and a good reputation for producing things that last.
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