Please help my intel i7 920 build

Hey guys! I'm building my first computer and the one i'm currently using is a P4 3.2ghz with ATi 9200 AGP and 1.5 gig of ram. which i've used since 2004. and now it's time for an upgrade. Here is a list that I need your critique on. The one that is non-bold is what i've already purchased and the one bolded is what I'm planning on purchasing. I need you guys to see if the one in bold is a great choice or poor choice.

How's the vid card choice? keep this or get the sapphire ATi 4870
Is the ram good enough?
How's this motherboard?
What is your thought on this overall build?


thank you!

Motherboard: asus p6t----- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359
CPU: intel i7 920--- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
Video Card: EVGA GTX 260----- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433
RAM: Corsair xms 6 gig---- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145220

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
PSU: Corsair 620 watt modular
HDD: WD caviar blue 320gig 16mb cache
Optical Drive: sony optiarc cd/dvd-rw
Monitor: Asus 21.5....2ms response time
Keyboard: logitech
Mouse: logitech g5

OS: vista 64bit

budget on the bolded: keep it under $843.16
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  1. This is a copy and paste of a build I did on another thread. You can very easily over clock the vid card in this build and save yourself some money. This build is set up for you to add another gtx 260 for SLI in the future if you so choose not to mention it's also set up to over clock.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-motherboard,7463.html <---- Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 $74.99
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-750w-tx-series-80-plus-certified-power-supply-corsair-tx-cmpsu/q/loc/101/206178325.html $114.99 Price After Rebate(s): $104.99 Shipping: FREE
    Corsair TX CMPSU-750TX ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $181.14 | $166.14 after rebate
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.187412 Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $454.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093 $36.99 Free Shipping*
    Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365 $94.99 ($74.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    Free OCZ 8GB flash drive w/ purchase, while supplies last

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $24.99 Free Shipping*
    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186064 Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $154.98
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

    Total:$1,143.04 | $1,078.04 w/mail in rebates
  2. ^+1
    Well some better alternatives at less than $843 for the bolded ones...

    CPU + Graphics card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186989

    Mobo + Better RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.192557

    Total $833

    If you are not gonna get these then you would be wasting money and loosing performance...
  3. Agree'd with gkay, nice combo finds Switch out some of the parts with gkay's find and it will be a nice build.
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