OK, so I just ordered another EVGA 9600GT 512MB card today to finally set up SLI. I also just ordered 4 GB more of ram (Same OCZ 2X2048 kit) as well. So now my new system specs are
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.5 GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler
OCZ 8GB (4x2048) DDR 2 800 Vista Edtion
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI
2x EVGA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB in SLI
4x Western Digital 500GB SATA 300 (AAKS)
Apevia Beast Power 680W
Antec P160W Case
Vista Home Premium 64-bit/Windows XP Dual Boot
ViewSonic VX2035WM 20" Wide Screen
APC BR800BLK Battery Backup Unit (UPS)
Does this sound like an OK system? I'm a huge multi-tasker and moderate gamer (not a HUGE game freak.) I figure this system should hold out for a few years I hope. I basically built this system a little over a month ago now and the deals have all been great since almost everything had a rebate. I just now today received my 4th out of 5th rebate and it's only been just a tiny bit over a month. I can't believe I've received all the rebates this quickly or at all. Most of them say wait 8 or 12 weeks, but it's been about 4. I received email conformations from 3 of them as well which is beautiful.
The 4gb kit of ram I just ordered also has another $30 rebate with it so it ended up costing $61 for it. I read the rebate details and also emailed them to verify and yes I qualify for the second rebate since their terms state "One rebate only PER PROMOTION" and plus, I ordered it from 2 different sites at different times.
All this ram will be very useful since I have tons of windows open at once and I use at least a gig for each virtual machine I have open. Any thoughts on my decision? Am I stupid? Is this a decent system? May I run into any problems? Thanks all for your input so far! This is an AWSOME thread with lots of attention it seems