Build Revisions (need help cutting down costs)

Alright, I'm going for the whole package here with this build. Please look through my items and help me shave some dollars if possible. For instance, I'm going with the Antec 900 case but is there an equivalent case for cheaper out there that you know of? Also, please share if you have any overall suggestions concerning the build, compatibility issues, etc.. I'm hoping this rig can stay with me for the next 4-5 years and able to play most demanding of games throughout that time. I'll most probably add in another 4850 down the line for CF.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB ($190)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel ($105)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) ($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640gb ($75)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Corsair 750TX PSU ($82 w/ promo code esave15)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=corsair%20750tx

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 ($140)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

Antec 900 Case ($80)
http://www.directron.com/ninehundred.html

Xigmatek S-1283 CPU Cooler ($36)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003&

Xigmatek Retention Bracket ($7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019

Samsung 22x DVD ROM/Burner lightscribe drive ($27)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-27-151-173-_-Homepage

Windows Vista x64 ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

Acer 22" LCD ($180)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3883448&Sku=A179-2240

Total: ~$1080 (including MIB)

Thanks!
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  1. That is a very solid build.

    Each component you picked is quite solid. That will be a very nice build.

    On the down side, there is really no fluff I would cut to save $$$.
  2. That's a great build! You've really done your homework and shopped around for good prices.

    I wouldn't change a thing except maybe pick up the OEM version of the CPU to save $10 since you've picked an aftermarket CPU cooler.
  3. This cooler rated higher at www.frostytech.com includes bracket and fan control for $25 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

    The Antec 300 case, $55 with free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    combo deal with the Antec EA Earthwatts 650w power supply drops it to $55 with free shipping
    and would be fine for crossfired 4850s.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Jonnyguru review of that power supply
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=110

    just trying to shave a little money off without impacting performance.
  4. well as others have said its a pretty nice build u have but u might wanna checkout the lcd on tigerdirect again cause it says unavailabe now...anyways if u still want to shave off some dollars then get this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119142

    the case is equivalent or even better IMHO then the 900 which sounds like a jet engine with the above fan spinning full throttle...the 690 has around 9-10 fan accomodations and is very well built....i have one, plus the cable management is superior than the antec 900..search google for comparison; cm 690 vs antec 900......the deal also includes a cooler master real power pro 550watt PSU which is a better then their older extreme series power supplies...overall its a solid combo deal and easily enough for your current built...may be u can save some money on the case and PSU and get yourself an x48 mobo to get full 16x - 16x crossfire for the future but in that case 550watts wont be enough :P ....other then that u have a very nice built
  5. hmm +1 for dirtmountain's recommendations
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