yeah. about the 9800gt, check these benchmarks.
Fudzilla - Nvidia helps the HD 5870 beat the GTX 285 in PhysX
i know PhysX gaming is few and far between, but the 9800gt's are so dirt cheap it doesn't really matter.
and this is one of the games i plan on playing.
and for the wifi card. sadly, this rig is destined for a remote room in the house to far away from the router to wire it. maybe in the future.
and i dont think SSD's have hit their price point yet, almost but not yet.
i did end up going with a corsair psu though, i currently have a 750 watt corsair and love it. but my current heap is going to a family member.
and the cpu is fine. i do not plan on overclocking and i dont really want to overclock. it seems hard to get a unbiased review of it without being tainted by someone saying the 920 can be better by pushing it past stock speeds.
and the price is right, i don't have a budget really.
the last time i upgraded cpu's 600MHz made a world of difference. 2.6-3.2 p4's aren't even comparable. but then again i suppose MHz isn't as dependent anymore.
the build is kinda screwed atm. the graphics card i was planning on went out of stock. even though the 1gb 5870 showed no deficits to the 2gb version except in metro 2033, its only 60 more dollars. but if the XFX comes back in stock by Wednesday next week its going to be that one.
and i cant remember the last time any of my rigs didnt have a dedicated sound card in them. its always just been the norm.