Finally building a gaming computer...
I fell into some extra spending money, my bank made a deposit into my account, that wasn't suppose to go in there. I called them about it, and they said that it's their fault, so it will stay. I've decided to build a computer, instead of buying a gaming system. The computer will mostly be used as a gaming PC, for games like DIRT, rFactor, NFS - Undercover, Pure, GRID, ect. It will also double as a HTPC. It's the most expensive build I have ever started, coming out to $1182.87 before taxes, and shipping. I don't feel like waiting until the new AMD CPUs come out, so I'm building now. I'm just wanting some suggestions on my current list. I'm not so sure about my video card setup, which is why I'm posting here. On to the parts list.
Case : GIGABYTE GZ-X5SPD-500 - $37.99
Motherboard : MSI K9N2 - $139.99
Processor/CPU : AMD Phenom 9950 @ 2.5Ghz - $169.99
Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5 - $17.99
CPU Fan/Heatsink - BGears XPCPU $39.99
RAM - GeIL Black Dragon 4GB (1GB x 4) 1066 - $62.99
Video Card(s) - Single MSI Geforce 9800GT or Two XFX Geforce 8600GT - $139.99
PSU - Coolmax 950W (For future upgrades) - $99.99
Hard drive - 250GB Western Digital - $54.99
Optical Drive - LG 6X BD-Rom/DVD Burner - $94.99
Keyboard - OCZ Alchemy Elixir - $17.99
Mouse : Razer Diamondback - $39.99
Racing Wheel - Logitech G25 - $265.99 (I'm set on getting this one)
My mother got a great deal on Black Friday for Toshiba Regza televisions, and gave me one as a Christmas/Birthday gift, and this will double as my monitor. What would you all change? Will the 9800GT be better than two 8600GT in SLI? Should I go ahead and buy the 9800GT and save to get another and run them in SLI?