what do you think of this build (best bang for the buck below $800)

audioman81

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here is a list of what im planning so far-

dvd rom drive-$36.99
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106073

hard drive- $109.99
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152052

motherboard - $176.99
ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131045

cpu-$186.00
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115016

vi deo card- $89.99
HIS Hightech H165PRP256GDDN-R Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 iSilence II CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16814161041

case- $49.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077

power supply- $54.99
ePOWER ZU-550W ATX12V Version 2.0 / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CE, FCC, TUV
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817101021

COOLING- $34.99
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134&Tpk=C OOLING%253a%2bArctic%2bCooling%2bFreezer%2b7%2bPro

Memory - $88
G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820231098

OS- $89.99
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116056

my budget was $800 but so far this comes to aproximately $925. hopefully in two weeks when i start to order this stuff it really drops in price so i can meet my budget
what do you think so far of the list?
thanks,
Ryan

im possibly thinking of getting a better powersupply, but I already have the one listed that will be taken from my current computer and put in this new one.
 

javimars

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mb- ga965p ds3 rev1.3 goes for $100
hd- for that price get 2 250g and do raid 0
cooling- i seen tr-120x for $44+sh
cpu-e4400 goes for $113 after july 22nd
vidcard- you can find a 7900gs for $99 +sh
 

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