I truly believe for the money, you can get a much better system - or build one with similar performance for cheaper... As discussed earlier, make sure you shop through NCIX to get the best prices. Also, you haven't posted a PSU in the last list... And I really wouldn't suggest going all out on the RAM / Graphics now to future-proof, that's just technology - you can't future-proof! If you are looking to spend that much money, downgrade the system for now and then run some upgrades (with the rest of the money) once the new tech items are released...
That case should be alright, but it's pretty cheap. Just be careful when building that you take a good look at it, don't cut yourself on any sharp edges or anything. That being said, there's some pretty nice reviews on it.
If you want to run SLI, look for a motherboard with the new 780i chipset... This one
comes with the Core 2 Quad Q6600 as a bundle. I do recommend, however, that you look for a nice P35 motherboard (such as this one
) and run 1 really good graphics card (like this one
), and then upgrade later to a newer, better GPU when it's released. SLI is extremely pricey for the price/performance, and you definitely don't get 2x the power just because you have 2x graphics cards... Of course, if you must have it, you must
If you want to overclock, look for a Tuniq Tower or this
with one of these fans
on it, grab an extra two (3 in total) for the case fans.
That RAM looks okay, but try this
for better timings.
Get yourself a SATA DVD Burner
, much faster and better cabling inside (better air-flow).
Be advised that there may be compatibility issues with 64-bit OS, I do recommend the 32-bit version, even though you won't be able to use the whole lot of the 4GB...
Lastly, a PSU - you cannot skimp on this part, I would go for one of the big ones (like this
) if you run SLI, otherwise this one
is excellent for the money and will power the system well.
I hope this helps some,