My rig, what do you think?

This is my mew rig. I was on a budget. I wanted it for gaming. Before I couldn't even play CoD4, so Crysis didn't even enter my mind.

Case - Coolermaster 690
Mobo - Evga 790i FTW
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz standard
CPU cooler - Zalman Blue LED edition 120mm
GPU - 9800 GTX+
PSU - Silent P&C 750W
RAM - Kingston HyperX 2GB
CD Drive - LG 22x DVD+-R
HDD - WD 640 (Have plans to RAID later on)

I think this is an upgrade from my E-Machine Pentium 4

Whats your thoughts
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  1. intel motherboards are more stable I would stay away from NVIDIA chipsets. case is more of a preference but I love my antec 900 with these suckers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185054
    I would go for 4850
    Ram my favorite is mushkin
  2. +1

    For another thing, you are paying a whole lot of money for a fancy SLI board and then putting a midrange card on it.

    Get a good P45 motherboard such as the Gigabyte UD3P, then with the money you just saved get a Sapphire 1GB 4870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

    Next, ditch the cooler and get a good one from this list:
    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
    Except for the Sunbeam, which does not fit well on the UD3P... Get the Xigmatek.
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