Hello, all! I'm fairly new to hardware and the like, although I do understand basic concepts of RAM, Hard Drive space, CPU speed, and similar things.
On to the question! I've recently had a look at prices, parts, etc. I'm trying to build a gaming computer, and I think I've come up with a full set of parts that will suit my needs. I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, so no need to worry about that. I plan on playing such games as Kane & Lynch, Age of Conan, and Tabula Rasa. Would a system like this be good for playing those sorts of games, and if so... how well would it run them?
3.0 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E6850 - $198.95
SLI CRUCIAL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (BL2KIT12864AA804) X2 - $49.98 (After Mail-in rebate)
Western Digital 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb Hard Drive X2 - $121.68 ($60.84 each)
EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Video Card - $159.99 (After Mail-in rebate)
SONY 16X DVD-ROM Black - $29.99
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE - $29.99
EVGA nVidia nForce 680i SE SLI Motherboard ATX - $205.20
Thermaltake SLI 750W ATX 12V - $173.28
Thermaltake Armor Series Black Aluminum / Steel Full Tower ATX (VA8000BWS) - $119.99 (After Mail-in rebate)
Total (With Taxes): $1252.41
I'd like to not go too high.. and was hopefully shooting for $1300 or less. However, I suppose I might be able to go to $1500, but I'd really rather not have to spend that much. If this helps at all when you guys check specs and stuff, here's the URL's for all the parts!
CPU: Pcvonline.com, Buy Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00 GHz Dual Core Processor (1333 MHz ) Socket 775 (2 X 2 MB L2 Cache) - Box BX80557E6850
RAM: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive 3 Year Mfr Warranty - DirectCanada
Video Card: Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
DVD Drive: OEMExpress.com - Sony 16X DVD ROM Drive Black
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE 70SB057000000 at TigerDirect.com
Power Supply: NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake Toughpower 750W ATX12V 24PIN SLI/CROSSFIRE Ready ATX Power Supply 140MM Fan Active PFC - W0117RU In Canada.
Case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
As a final note, are the parts all actually compatible with one another? I'd hate to buy it and have one piece not work with the other, so I figured I'd get Tech Forums experts' opinions. Thanks in advance!