I7 Gaming Rig

I did my homework for quite some time and came out with a build like this...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably a week from now. BUDGET RANGE: Around $2000.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, media (music), and editing and creating said media.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor, nVidia GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Motherboard: EVGA something or other
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039
$300

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
$111

Graphics card: 2X XFX GeForce 9800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150314
$318 in all

HDD: 2X Western 1TB, 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
$218

Power supply: PC Power and Cooling 610W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005
$100

RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
$156

Processor: Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
$280

DVD/CD drive: Pioneer Black DVD/CD recorder
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129023
$25

By the way, sorry if I suck at labeling things correctly, I didn't think of writing all of the necessary data. :(
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  1. I'd do this:

    IMO, this is the best case/PSU combo available: CM Storm Sniper and Corsair 850tx
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176943

    CPU and GPU: i7 920 and EVGA GTX 285 SC Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.179218

    GPU (for SLI) and Ram: EVGA GTX 285 SC Edition and 6GB OCZ Gold 1600mhz CL8
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.173488

    Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&Tpk=Asus%20P6T%20v2

    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, add another one when you fill this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    Optical: LG DVD combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

    Cooling: TRUE
    http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-extreme-1366-rt.html
    Thermal Grease: MX-2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

    So with shipping, that comes to about $1835, then you get $90 MIR, and two free COD games (keep one and sell the other for $35 back). If you need to cut the price just go with 1 GTX 285 or maybe a GTX 295, IDK what monitor you plan to get or use...
  2. The PC Power and Cooling 610W won't work for your system. (with out adaptors)
    Look in the Specifications. PCI-E Connections 2 x 6pin.
    2X XFX GeForce 9800 will require 4 x 6pin connectors.
    Some of the cards need a 6pin and 6+2pin for each card.

    CORSAIR 850tx right on or CORSAIR 750TX
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150356 $149.99
    XFX GS250XZDFC GeForce GTS 250 1GB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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