New Buold, any Tips? "How Original"

Alright I'm obviously fairly new at this and for the past few weeks I've been doing my home work and this is what I've come up with

$250.00 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel

$168.00 - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 1333FSB 2PCI-E16 3PCI 2PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound WLAN Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25851

$188.00 - (X2) Mushkin EM PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=MUSHKIN

$190.00 - (x2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27144

$360.00 - EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX SSC 770MHZ 512MB 2.3GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

$35.00 - Liteon LH-20A1S DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 8X 2MB SATA DVD Writer Black Beige Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22959

$80.00 - Apevia X-DISCOVERY ATX Tower Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS Window LED Lights Temp Display
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19150

$80.00 - OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23934

$116 - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ture=Microsoft

$27 - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ctic%20Cooling

$6 - (x2) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14996&vpn=TLF-S82-EB&manufacture=COOLERMASTER
Coolermaster TLF-S82-EB 80MM LED Case Fan 4 LED Blue 1800RPM 22CFM 22DBA


Sub Total: $1506

Tax? $1718 (14%)

S & H $100

Estimated Total: $1818.00 Can.


Now I'm going Intel because currently AMD's Quad Core is basically paper weight since i don't plan on using any editing programs, and even if the programs finaly decide to ketchup with AMD I'm sure Intel will be creative and come up with something better then 4 CPU's stalked on top of each other.
After i get use to my build i plan on playing around with overclocking, but I'm not taking it to the very edge.

I've also been thinking about an Fan Controller any advice in this and if i go this route should i get a different case?

My budget is $2000 Can. Max thats all costs added up.

Depending on how much change i have left I'm going to upgrad my Keyboard, get a headset and new mouse.


Anyhow thats enough of me lets here some feedback on my first build :)

Thank You very much for checking out my post and any thing you can tell me will be very appreciated.
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  1. Drop the video card to a 8800GT then use eVGAs setup program to pick up a 2xx series card once they come out. Don't spend the money on a 9800GTX right now.

    You don't need 8GB of RAM unless Photoshop or video editing is in the cards.

    I would suggest a new card. Apevia's PSU melt in tests, so I would not be catch dead with one of their cases.
  2. i like my logitech mx518 mouse a lot, and my saitek eclipse keyboard, dont know about the headset, sorry i dont know much about fan speed controllers, other than that it looks good, oh and it is spelled build (title)
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