Pulling the Trigger - Need Input

I know you guys read a million of these threads so thanks for giving this one the time of day. Here is what I'm about to buy...

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 $189.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119138)

PSU: Corsair 750W $119.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006)

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R $114.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359)

CPU: E8500 $189.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036)

Heatsink: Xiggy S1283 w/ Retention Bracket and Arctic 5

Memory: Mushkin 2 x 2gb DDR2 800 $45.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731)

GFX: EVGA GTX 280 $374.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130365)

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB $64.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288)

Optical: Samsung DVD Drive $28.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173)

Monitor: Samsung 22" $239.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001310)

Besides general tips and criticism of the above combination, I would be glad to hear of any info regarding better parts for similar prices. Also, if anyone is familiar with this particular equipment and is aware of any snags I may encounter during building, please inform me, thanks in advance!
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  1. For an extra $4 you can get a faster drive with 140GB more capacity:

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008688&prodlist=celebros $68.99

    I'm not sold on that cooler. I'd just stick with the Xigmatek cooler and bracket.

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 $36.99 - $10.00 MIR

    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019 $8.49
  2. Looks good and I am guessing you will be going with Vista Premium 64-bit OS, by your ram selection. I would wait on getting the EVGA GTX280 right now. Since in about 3 weeks Nvidia is coming out with the new GTX295 card for around $499 or use EVGA Step-up program to get it.

    I also figure you will be into gaming, check out the NEC Display Solutions ASLCD24WMCX-BK Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $399.99. It would work better with your graphic card selection and it also uses the S-PVA panels, which is better then the TN panels LCD monitors for viewing.

    Your Asus V-60 aftermarket HSF Cooler looks ok, but there are some better HSF Coolers out there for less price.

    The XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler ( which you should get the XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket also).

    The Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler( comes with support bracket), which both are at NewEgg.

    Also these 2 that cost $69.99.
    The COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

    Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme-775 RT, which both come with Brackets and fans and also at link below.

    Hope this helped you out some.
  3. Thanks for the input, I've decided to go with the s1283, don't know how I didn't see that one before. Does anyone have any suggestions on the rest of the build?
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