Originally Posted by dragosmp
I think that the vid card is a serious waste of money. You're paying 400Â£ for a vid card that is only marginally better than a 150Â£ 8800GT or a 8800GTS 512MB (200Â£).
If you want top vid performance, why don't you get two 8800GT in SLI? These should be far better than one Ultra and consume about the same power.
Aside from that, the ram: 4x1GB... a 2x2GB kit would be better, think that at least it doesn't occupy all the ram slots and you can expand further down the road.
I completely agree. It's personal opinion, but I never recommend getting the very top of the line video cards because their cost doesn't justify the performance increase over a near-top of the line card, like the 8800GT 512MB. I think it's better to get a near-top of the line card for half the cost, then upgrade your video card more often. You'll have a much easier time parting with a 200 pound video card in 2 years than you would a 400 pound card.
Also, you don't need a 1000W PSU. A quality 650W, 700W or 750W will be a much better choice. Not only will it get the job done for less money, but it will operate at a much more efficient load. PC Power and Cooling makes a great 750W, and OCZ has a nice 700W.
Other than that, the build looks good to me. And don't forget to add an optical drive. The system won't be much use to you if you can't install an operating system