My parts have arrived and here is the layout of my FINAL BUILD updated with correct links for your viewing pleasure!
XtremeGear / CoolerMaster RC-1000 Cosmos Silent Gaming Tower Case
Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
($25 mail-in Rebate)
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
in SLI ($30 total mail-in)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
2 in Raid 0, plus an extra for Data storage
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
Buy Cheap Discount Software Sale Windows Vista Home Premium 66I-00002
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
Newegg.com - Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Case Fans
2 for Exhaust, 2 for Intake
Newegg.com - GENERIC 120MM FAN FILTER with no screws - Case Accessories
To keep Intake fans from bringing in dust
Newegg.com - OKGEAR 24" SATA II Cable Model GC24AKM12 - Cables
Here is a condensed version of the above:
Cosmos 1000 Silent Gaming Tower
EVGA FTW 750i Motherboard
E8400 Wolfdale Processor
4GB (2x2gb) pc8500 OCZ Reaper ($25 mail-in Rebate)
2x EVGA 8800GTS in SLI ($30 mail-in Rebate)
3x Seagate 7200.11 HDD (2 in raid, 1 for data)
1x Samsung 20x DVD Read/write w/ lightscribe SATA
1x Liteon 20x DVD Read/write IDE
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750w PSU ($10 mail-in Rebate)
Windows Vista Home Premium Retail
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound
4x Scythe KAZE SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fans
2x Generic 120mm fan filters (for intakes)
2x OKGear 24" SATA II Cables (for OEM HDDs and DVDs)
Total Cost (with shipping):
- $65.00 in rebates
equals $1969.60 Total!
I know this is about a hundred more than I had originally. However I got trigger happy and ordered the original setup which included the 2 samsung SATA DVD drives, the OCZ Silencer PSU, and one IDE 7200.10 Seagate HDD.
On this final build I went with the Corsair 750w PSU, a Liteon IDE DVD. I think it will be a better setup than the previous. The Corsair PSU has more connections for upgrades, which is my main reason for switching. And instead of having one of my HDD on IDE I can have all 3 on SATA now.
So now I have an OCZ Silencer 750w PSU, a Samsung 20X SATA DVD Drive, and a Seagate 7200.10 IDE HDD that I am going to RMA back to newegg unless someone convinces me otherwise.
I've recieved all the parts except my Cosmos Case, which should be here tomorrow afternoon! Hopefully installation will go smooth and I can post my victory thread on my new system shortly after I get it built. Any final suggestions before I start building?