I plan on going SLI with this gaming computer and would like to have room for expansion and keeping everythign cool as i have high-ultra high settings on as many games as possible...like crysis and such.
Tell me anything that could improve the build,or make it cheaper. or anything.
1) Drop the case down to HAF 922 and use the extra money to improve your GPU (GTX 260 Core 216 at least)
2) Switch hard drive to Samsung F3... fastest non-SSD out right now and you can buy two for about the same price as the WD 750 GB Black.
3) You could get away with the Corsair TX750, which you can still SLI with that PSU.
I hope you know a 4870 runs the same price as that 9800GT and will easily run circles around it. I would buy a different mobo that supports xfire and go for a 4870 if you have reached your budget limit. Or go for a GTX 260 (core 216) if you want to stick with Nvidia, even though they match the 4870 for about $50 more. 9800GT just doesn't keep up anymore, especially for $130. Not to mention you want some power matched up with that i5 you're getting. 9800GT just wouldn't cut it for me if I was getting that setup. =P
Your PSU can handle two GTX 275's & so can the case. The HAF 922 is big for a mid-size case, so you don't have to worry about space.
thanks, im going to keep this thread up for awhile,see how far i can improve it; my budget is 1500 bucks, so theres plenty of room for improvement but i was surprised by the price i expected it to be above 1200
it came out to 1083.09 not too bad eh? ha