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First build need help and or opinions

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Ok so this is the first time I have ever built my own computer, so I am not exactly sure about all these parts and their compatibility with each other.

my budget is about $1,400 but I'd like to keep it at about $1,375 or so at the most, but anyways here is my build so far.

Case:
XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED ( I have heard this case has some problems with the fans and wires/LED's but i want it for the airflow)

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

External HD:
Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini STM902503OTA3E1-RK 250GB (just for storage)

Power Supply:
SILVERSTONE ST75F 750W

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz

Motherboard:
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX

RAM:
Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

CPU Fan/Heatsink:
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V

GPU:
EVGA 512-P3-N884-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Edition

Disc Drive:
SAMSUNG Black 22X 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner

OS:
haven't decided if I should go with Vista or 64 bit XP

My main goal is to be able to play GTA 4 decently enough to enjoy it, I also plan to OC the CPU at a later date. Since this is my first build I just wanted to make sure everything would work together.

Thanks in advance for any help or opinions
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You can get a way cheaper PSU that will run your rig just fine. Which would possibly save you around 40$ in just that area. Maybe consider going i7/DDR3?(not worth it imo but if you have the money wth right?) With the 40$ that you're saving on the psu, get a 260 core 216 or a 4870 1gb.(I personally would prefer a 260 but that's me :/) Idk the pricing on that hard drive either, but I DO know that Seagate has a Barracuda at 69$ for 640gb. worth the price imo.
(Same amount of cache)

As far as the case goes: It's really whichever you think looks the best. If you like the xclio looks then go with that. But there are better cases with airflow. Such as the Antec 900/300. Coolermaster 690 has spectacular airflow. Just doesn't have a side window.(Although you can purchase one for about 20$) That's my


ok this is what I'm looking at now

Case:
XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED

Hard Drive:
Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

External HD:
Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini STM902503OTA3E1-RK 250GB (just for storage)

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz

Motherboard:
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX

RAM:
Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

CPU Fan/Heatsink:
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V

GPU:
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB

Disc Drive:
LITE-ON Black 22X DVD Burner

OS:
Vista Home Premium SP1

price tag $1,348.52 ( after shipping)
 

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with your price that your speding 1400$ i would go with i7

I Cant find a way to get the motherboard and an i7 with DDR3 for about the same price at newegg though.

It's always like $150 more...
 
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