Core i7 Gaming System - Updated

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Hey Guys,

Thanks a lot for your feedback on my previous post. Based on your advice, I have thrown out the GTX 285 for two GTX 275s, and I have also dropped the expensive ABS PSU for the Corsair 850W. For the ram, I am switching from the Corsair Dominator to the G.SKILL 1333 that has really excellent timings. The total cost has decreased from ~$1400 to $1275, even after adding the second GTX 275! What do you think of the updated build below?


NEW COMPONENTS - UPDATED
Core i7 2.66GHz w/XIGMATEK Dark Knight 120mm cooler (I plan to OC) link
ASUS P6T Deluxe v2
2x EVGA GTX 275 link
3x 2GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 @ 7-7-7-18 link
Corsair 850W PSU link

EXISTING COMPONENTS

2x Seagate 250GB 7800RPM Sata HDs, raid 0+1 (for OS and games)
1x Seagate 1.5TB 7800RPM Sata HD (media)
Creative X-Fi Fatality w/front panel
Thermaltake Armor full-tower case
1x DVD burner IDE
1x DVD reader IDE
27.5" HansG 1920x1200 monitor
 
The build look very good...
You can look into this RAM, which has XMP profiles, and easy to set the timings and speed...
OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227388

CPU Cooler -
The Xig Dark knight is good but this is also a very good option to consider...
Scythe Mugen 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093
Why this -> Check
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i7-coolers-roundup.html

And check these GTX275...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150387