Very first build! Advice? Help?

Like the title says, I have decided to take the plunge into making my first build. Right now I'm looking at:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216


WD Caviar 640GB

Antec P182 Case

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

Should I get this too?

I'll be using this for decent gaming and Maya, and am looking at keeping the price below 12-1300. Those parts are about 1,100 right now. Also, I'll be getting Vista 64bit. I also don't see myself overclocking much or getting a second gpu.

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  1. sounds like a good build. What is your monitor's resolution? If you are not planning to game above 1920x1200, you really don't "NEED" to use a second card.
    Also, if you do not plan to overclock, you can use the stock cooler with no problems.
  2. I'll be gaming at 1920x1200 or below, and I guess I'll just use the stock cooler then.

  3. You might have a problem fitting the GTX 260 in the P182. I wanted a P182 myself but the 8800GTX couldn't fit unless I gave up a lot of hard drives.

    Edit: maybe a P5Q Pro or GA-EP45-UD3R for a few more bucks.

    The rest looks very good.
  4. I like that idea. I think I'm going to go with the GA-EP45-UD3R now.

    And if the P182 is a too small, I am now thinking of these:
  5. If you like antec take a look at the Antec 900 i have it and it is great
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