First computer, need input!

Hey, this is my first ever computer that i'm planning to build.

Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz 8M 1066Mhz
ASUS P5N-D 750I SLI LGA775 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI 1394A GBLAN Motherboard
500G SATA2 (16M) 7200rpm Hard Drive -WD
eVGA e-Geforce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E HDCP x2
4GB ( 2x2GB ) PC6400 800Mhz DC Kit DDR2 ( Kingston )
17" Cooler Master Elite Tower Case ( No PSU )
OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX 12V 20/24 Pin Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120mm Fan Black

Would this setup work well?? If you have anything you'd like to add please use www.ncix.com (Canada) or www.powersonic.ca, as i cannot use newegg :(
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  1. ewwww why an IDE hard drive? SATA is so much better: smaller cables, better performance, and just more awesome in general.
    Like for example http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23266&vpn=WD5000AAKS&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD
  2. Woops, that was from my old one :p
    i changed that to this:
    500G SATA2 (16M) 7200rpm Hard Drive -WD
  3. vista 64 bit sp1 wolud be a good for that system
    you may get more speed going with an intel chipset and 2 4850's
    most dvdrw's $35 thes days
  4. It's a pretty good build, but you should just save some money and forget the SLI.

    Get a P43 or P45 board and a single 4870... better more stable performance for slightly less cash.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30295&vpn=P5Q&manufacture=ASUS

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30819&vpn=4870PE5512&manufacture=Diamond
  5. I would go with a PCI 2.0 card and then you double the bandwidth anyway and you can scrap the SLI mode and be get more FPS for games that don't support SLI....I have SLI and belive me....it sucks to find out most games crash with the SLI enabled....

    I agree with Proximon....get a P45 board...you can't go wrong...if you find one with DDR3 support you can double your data rates too, and if you want to OC you can goto 1600 FSB speeds all for a feww dollars more compared to going with an SLI....

    I have 2 BFG280 OCX and belive me that they smoke the competition, but factor in a 1100 watt PSU and all the tweaking and patches and not being able to play most games online...it's discouraging sometimes...

    I also noticed that when I bought two more PC3 DDR3s my frame rates doubled in games......I think it has something to do with the way Vista 64 allocates resources memory...

    Anyway, hope it helps
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