Need advice/Critique on a new system build

I am going to be building a new system here very shortly and I put this list together and wanted to get some opinions and or advice on it. I like the price point that I have it at now, but I am a little flexible either way. I will be primarily a gaming rig, I play at 1680X1050. There are actually a few mail in rebates as well but I didn't subtract those from the price...

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128359
Item #:N82E16813128359
$119.99

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136151
Item #:N82E16822136151
$99.99

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827106263
Item #:N82E16827106263
$20.99

BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTS (G92) BFGE88512GTSE Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814143119
Item #:N82E16814143119
$169.99

Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811133058
Item #:N82E16811133058
$89.99

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817171023
Item #:N82E16817171023
$79.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115052
Item #:N82E16819115052
$119.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820145197
Item #:N82E16820145197
$99.00

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835186134
Item #:N82E16835186134
$18.99

Grand Total:$818.92
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  1. Depending on which games you play, and if you like AA/AF you may want to switch the card. The cheaper ATI 4850 can beat the 8800gts 512mb in some games. Take a look at the following chart comparing gtx 260, 8800gts 512 oc, 4850 (note that this is not overclocked on review, but can be) and 4870 512mb

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q3-2008/compare,799.html?prod%5B2062%5D=on&prod%5B2114%5D=on&prod%5B2068%5D=on&prod%5B2116%5D=on

    I would either go for the cheaper 4850, or upgrade to a 4870 or 260 depending on the games / settings you intend to play/use
  2. I primarily play WoW...not really a system killer. My thoughts were to just throw in a second 8800GTS in SLI when I have a little extra money or need a boost... plus the price difference between the 8800 listed and the GTX260 is over $100
  3. Perhaps a Tuniq Tower 120 for $45 bucks would be an investment if you intend to overclock to get better bang for your buck.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001

    just my $0.02
  4. nathanbmiller said:
    I primarily play WoW...not really a system killer. My thoughts were to just throw in a second 8800GTS in SLI when I have a little extra money or need a boost... plus the price difference between the 8800 listed and the GTX260 is over $100


    Don't know which gtx 260 your looking at but heres one for $200

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127361
  5. Why are people still looking at the 8800 GTS !?

    You can get a 9800 GTX+ for the same price or a 9800 GT for $50 dollars less and OC it.
    Check this post to make an informed decision: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258033-33-check-gaming-xmas

    Also if you should really consider ATI and CF! A 4830 CF solution with shattering performance costs only $180. Check the Toms article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/4830-radeon-crossfire,2098.html

    If you can beat that bang for the buck then tell me. Cheers!
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