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Building a new gaming rig, advice plz

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Budget: Around $2,000 is ideal but up to $3,000
Brands: Only componets that I can get a warrenty on
Multitasking: yes, surfing, creating cds, dvds and running other programs as well
Gaming: yes
Calculations: once and a while
Overclocking: Yes, by 10% - 20%
Storage: 250-1TB total
Legacy Support: not really
Operating System: I am going to be running Vista 64 and 32 and XP 32
Case: mid or full tower
Accessories: would help
Recycled Components: none
Monitor: 22" widescreen LCD
Stores: nope, aslong as they are reputable
Location: USA

This is what i'm currently looking at, from, I can put this together, but the only thing i'm not sure on how to do is puting the processor in. Also I would like to know if this is a good setup, really all I want is a gaming rig I can upgrade as tech get better and play all current games on and I want this to last me 4yrs in the least.

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:WTBK
Item #:N82E16811103011
CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply - Retail
Model #:CMPSU-1000HX
Item #:N82E16817139007
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Model #:BX80570E8400
Item #:N82E16819115037
ASUS P5N72-T Premium LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #:p5N72-T Premium
Item #:N82E16813131294
x2 CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5D - Retail
Model #:TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
Item #:N82E16820145043
x2 EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #:512-P3-N845-AR
Item #:N82E16814130337
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD1500AHFD
Item #:N82E16822136011
x2 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:HD501LJ
Item #:N82E16822152052
SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail
Model #:CRW-UINB
Item #:N82E16820300608
LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GGC-H20L - Retail
Model #:GGC-H20L
Item #:N82E16827136133
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM
Model #:SH-S203N
Item #:N82E16827151154
Intel EXPI9300PT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Gigabit Performance to the Desktop - Retail (Do I even need this, it says the board has one built on it.)
Model #:EXPI9300PT
Item #:N82E16833106005
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD - Retail
Model #:66R-02261
Item #:N82E16832116473
Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail
Model #:ET.2216B.0D0
Item #:N82E16824009094
W/SHIPPING=$2,679.35 (Don't know if the shipping was right)
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This looks like a very nice build to me also.
will you be multitasking on this comp?

i would have gone for a quad core makes your comp more future proof.

but if your set on the 8400 then go for it.still a good chip.


good luck
The only problem with the quad core is that most applications don't use the full capabilities on the quad cores. By the time those applications are standard, you most likely will be buying a new rig.

Don't misunderstand, they are great, but I think what you have selected will be very good for you, and that core is an overclocking fool, just won't quit if you fancy overclocking.
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