Building a new computer. Need your honest opinion.

Hi everyone, i am building a new gaming system and i was wondering what you think. Any imput would be greatly appreciated. These are the parts i'm thinking of getting for my build:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache
Graphics Card: XFX PVT98FYDBU GeForce 9800 GTX Black Edition
Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Case: Ultra Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply
RAM: Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200
Optical Drive: Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive SATA

I am planning on going sli with another 9800 gtx BE sometime in the next few months, so i was wondering if the power supply would be enough for the sli later on. If there is any compatibility issues with any of these parts, please let me know, and any recommendations on parts would be appreciated as well.

As a side note, im not really planning on going into any 780 or 790 motherboards, or any Radeon graphics cards. I am also not planning on getting any of the 9800 gx2's or any of the 200 series. Please comment on what you think, and give any suggestions about what you think about this setup, or anything else you have to say about it. Many thanks.
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  1. Oh btw, my OS is going to be Windows XP Pro. im honestly not sure if it's 32 or 64 bit, but i have the OS install cd already for it from a while ago, and im going to be using that for the OS. And as for the RAM, i went to the EVGA website to see the memory that the motherboard supports, and it said that it supports the C400C4D, but since my RAM is C400C4DHX i was wondering if that was going to be a problem.
  2. get the wd 640gig drive, and a newer mobo if you can like p45 or 780g, and look into the ati 4850, why not these components?
  3. 1.) the 500 gig hard drive is already more than enough for me in terms of storage space.
    2.) the evga motherboard seems to have everything i ned in a motherboard. the only thing i was really concerned about was the compatability with the other parts of the computer.
    3.) and for the gpu, its not that i dont like radeon or anything, its just that ive come really like the nvidia cards and im pretty sure im going to stay with them
  4. I suggest this DVD drive:

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
  5. If you want SLI, check this out. I can't view it at work.

    Certified SLI-Ready Power Supplies
  6. thanks for the advice on the case. im gonna check a bunch of the cases that are up at my local compusa and see how they all compare. i liked the ultra cuz its got good airflow and its on sale for 70 dollars at the store. i even looked at the case to see if the gpu would fit since the gpu,s 10.5 in. and it fits well
  7. also, the reason i chose optical drive is because it supports like almost every format under the sun (except BD), and a plus is that it writes dual layer.
    the reason ichose the power supply is because its had some really god reviews and it says it supports sli as well. another main reasoni got it is because it has 4 sixpin power cables, and im going to need those if im going to go sli with the gtx i got (just one gpu req 2 sixpin). and the 4 sixpin is good cuz with other psu's i would ned the adapters ( a nedless hasle if i could just choose 4 sixpin)
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