Hi everyone. First off I am new here, but have enjoyed some of the reads. I am a novice system builder interested in putting together my first build. Listed below is my current part list that I have accumulated. The plan being to buy piece by piece and slowly get it together. Hopefully prices will fall during that time and make it a bit easier to build. Idea is spending the extra money to create the first build that will last me quite a long time. I am interested in getting into the more high end games as I do play some f2p online mmos currently but I don't get the full experience even on them on my current system. I will gladly take all suggestions or feedback in hopes of making my first build a enjoyable one. I do not have a case picked out as I am having a hard time choosing. I want something with some flash and that has a nice air flow, possibly holding 2x120mm fans and a couple of 80mm has I think I will need it to keep the system cool. Thank you in advance for any reviews, comments and assistance.
Dell Dimension 2600
Radeon 9250 PCI card
Windows XP home edition
Part Listing For New Build
Windows Vista Ultimate 64
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Should I RAID)
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card
LITE-ON Black Blu-Ray DVD Drive & DVD Burner with LightScribe SATA
OK so there is the extensive list of components. To much overkill? Or am I on the right track to creating a decent build that should last me years with only a few upgrades to buy if i choose to? Thanks again for any help offered.
Drop to a 790X/GX
DDR3 1333 would do just fine
Ditch the V.Raptor and wait for SSD prices to drop
Corsair 750 or PC Power n cooling 750 good to go
Err since no mention of a media center why Blue Ray ODD?
Vista Home Premium 64 bits good to go
CM 690 or NZXT Tempest for casing?
In summary: Overkill in certain areas
Sorry for not giving more information on the OP. Thinking about the blu ray simply because I want to add a HD monitor to the build. I do all my movie watching on my computer currently and do not see that changing in future. Mostly a space saving issue. Thanks for you input batuchka. Sorry for not clarifying my post better.
Also looking to maybe OC, if that makes any difference.