$1800 gaming build modifications

Here is my build currently.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power

Saitek PZ30AUR USB Wired Standard Eclipse Red Backlit Keyboard

RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

Grand Total = $1844.04

If possible, please give me suggestions how to lower my price.

However, my TOP PRIORITY is to have a reliable PC with QUALITY parts.
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  1. The current onboard sound is pretty good...so first check out how the onboard sound works out and then buy a sound card...
  2. Thanx and could you suggest a cpu cooler?

    I dont plan on doing insane overclocking, just small to mid.
  3. Scythe SCMG-2100 -> Note that this is a big cooler, but should fit the 902 fine though...
  4. Any VGA cooler suggestions?
  5. The cooler that comes with the graphics card is sufficient unless you need to do a massive oc.
  6. ok, i just thought that having an extra cooler will increase longevity
  7. ^ No I dont think it would be necessary...
    And looking for longevity from a graphics card is not viable from performance point of view...
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