SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, music, internet.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg US
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Nvidia
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" LCD
Okay I have a build put together so far and I am really happy with the parts that I have choosen. The overclocked 9800GT is on sale for about $100 atm so I plan on buying one now then my next few paychecks I will buy another for SLI. I was wondering if the 650w PSU I have in my build will run the 9800GT's in SLI. I would prefer to stick with the mobo I have due to the fact that it is one of the only SLI AMD mobo's and it's SLI setup is both x16. Just would like someone to let me know if this build will work.
Everything you have listed would work together OK. Although you'd like to see better reliability comments on the PSU @ NewEgg customer comments.
Your CPU/MB combo is costing you $300 and your video cards $200. Normally, in a gaming build you'd expect to see that turned around the other way. $200 on CPU/MB and $300 on GPU. I think that's an un-balanced condition - too much CPU/MB - not enough GPU.