Building a new PC, help needed.

I'm going to start buying parts for a PC very soon. I plan on having a pretty solid PC but nothing to extreme.

So far this is what I plan on getting.

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8600

Motherboard - EVGA nforce 780i SLI

Video - EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card - 512MB DDR3

HDD - WD VelociRaptor 150GB SATA

RAM - 2x - OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz

Power Supply - Ultra X3 ULT40073 600-Watt Power Supply

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  1. Plans on OC'ing? Gaming? Work? need a little more info.

    I would recommend another hard drive for space because 150 gig will get filled up fast with random crap.

    People are going to recommend you get a better Power supply - antec is my personal favorite, but to each his own. I would say that you can probably save some money on ram and just go with 4 gig, but I don't know exactly what you are building for.

    are you planning on SLI in the future? If so, that PSU will need to be bigger.
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  3. Computer is going to be used for pretty much everything. Gaming (CoD4 and some other games), programming, and media (TV, movies, music).

    I'm going to stay away from Overclocking as I've never done it before and have 0 knowledge in it. As for SLI, I'm probably not going to but I guess I might pick up a larger PSU just in case.

    The hard drive is just for my OS I will pick up a larger hard drive or 2 later on depending on what is on sale.

    The ram is on sale right now which is why I would grab 8gb -

    I'll look into the Antec line of PSU's but I really am not a fan of Radeon so I'll probably stick to nvidia.
  4. For PSU a Corsair 650TX or a PC Power & Cooling 610.

    CPU a E8400 or a Quad if doing video editing etc.

    HDD is over kill. Get a 7200.11 ddrive like the WD AAKS 640GB.

    +1 for the Motherboard and GPU listed by IH8U. Unless you plan to play games at a very high res (1600+) a single 4850/4870 and a P45 (ie P45-DS3L,etc) would be a better choice.
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