Gameing system build

I needed a few opinions of if this is a good build.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo: EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram: OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P13332GK

Sound Card: Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series

GFX: EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (X2)

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

PSU: ZALMAN ZM750-HP Continuous 750W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 Modular LED Heatpipe-Cooled SLI Power Supply

HDD: HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 HDT725050VLA360 (0A33437) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (and a secound 160gig hdd for windows and primary programs)

Im looking to use the new DDR3 memory with intel, never used intel before always used to go with AMD. Also getting a lcd to replace my old old old moniter.
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  1. Go with DDR2. DDR3 is too expensive right now. The 780i supports DDR2. Go for 2x2GB of memory if you can. Get DDR2-800.

    Get the Asus Xonar, rather than the X-Fi.

    Certified SLI-Ready Power Supplies
    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html
  2. +1 on the 780i and DDR2.
  3. hutt said:
    +1 on the 780i and DDR2.


    Agreed, then you can use the extra money to get a 8800gts 512mb.
  4. ok, im ordering all the parts from new egg, cuase it will be easyer than searching multiple places
  5. Ok i replaced some of the parts with these.
    MOBO: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    GFX x2: EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    Soundcard: Asus Xonar dx 7.1

    Ram: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400LLK

    Also notting that 8800gt's run hotter than 9600gt's would water cooling be recommended? If so which one of these would you recommend?
    1) Swiftech Inc

    2) Thermaltake
    Both these offer semi-full kits. (never used water cooling before but since antec 900 has removable hdd cages i could remove on to install a water system)
  6. x-fi is better from creative. get the gamer edition, ur just wasting money. get a good size case with good airflow. those cards get hot, but can tolerate eup to 90c. mine hits 80c playing crysis. small case though, low airflow. they arent very hot if u ask me, they quiet thats why they get kinda hot.
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