E8400 First Built System Critique/Suggestions

My plan is to start building this computer some time next week and would like any input on the components and there compatibility. Here is my current setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030

DIAMOND Viper 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103050

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148136

COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152

Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550W ATX12V Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371002

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106073

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034


With the discounts promo code I added for the power supply(-$40), this build come out to ~$850 w/ shipping. Any suggestions for components would be great. I'd like to keep my price range between 850-900. Thanks to all that respond.
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  1. 1) Drop the 3870 and go with an 8800GT which smacks it around. I have a 3870, its a fine card, but the G92 8800GT 512s are better.

    2) Change the power supply to the Corsair 550VX. $74 after MIR at the egg and a better unit than the Antec.
  2. 8800GTS 512 is worth every penny. Save up for it.
  3. ^ Agreed.

    Go with the Corsair 650TX instead of the lower tier Antec and get the MSI 8800 GTS 512MB for $20 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325
  4. Thanks for the input. I'm thinking about getting that corsiar ps. I've come to realize that a 8800 GTS would be overkill for what I would be doing. What would you guys suggest for a card around $130?
  5. vbonham3 said:
    Thanks for the input. I'm thinking about getting that corsiar ps. I've come to realize that a 8800 GTS would be overkill for what I would be doing. What would you guys suggest for a card around $130?


    The 256MB 8800 GT. $129.99, no rebates.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150278
  6. Yeah that card looks pretty good. I'm gonna do a little bit more research on the 8800 GT series, but that will probally be the one I buy.
  7. Dior said:


    Do you know the blu ray capabilities with this card?
  8. If you're reffering to wether the 8800GT will be able to play Blu-Ray content at the given resolution, yeah it will easily.

    The 8800GT is a great card mate.
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