2000 dollar budget for first system build, any suggestions?

the collector

Feb 11, 2009
this is going to be my first build. im including every piece just for the hell of it. im buying from newegg.com. i am posting to get suggestions on solid video card(s) and suggestions on my current parts. i dont know if i will overclock since this is my first build and i dont really understand how to do it yet, thats why i prefer an overclocked gtx 260 for a video card. i prefer evga but i like this msi card i listed below because of the price, im thinking about getting two in sli. im not bent on any one company for products, i just want something thats consIdered a good product. im pretty up to date with whats out there as far as video cards and cpus go, but i am definitely an amateur. help is appreciated. thank you in advance.

im leaving out the video card because im still unsure what i want to do. im leaning towards two msi ocv4 gtx 260s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127430

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824254026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824254026

Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16833166038
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833166038

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126174
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823126174

Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16899261003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6899261003

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227381

Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835185065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835185065

ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118046
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835118046

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.186064

XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817189017
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811103011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.187898

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.190227

right now without the video cards, my total price is $1542 including shipping. my budget is still 2000.

also, whats up with the rumors i heard about the asus p6t deluxe screwing up all the time?