I've only just joined up here but have been checking the forums for a little while now and after reading some other very helpful posts thought I'd join up and ask for some advice myself.
I'm building my first PC as my current PC is massively out of date and struggles with pretty much every game now. The PC is going to be used for gaming mainly. Unfortunately I do need a new monitor as well, my 17" crt is absolute pants!
I'll explain a bit about what I was thinking before listing the parts. Basically the idea is to get the best motherboard and gfx card I can afford really. Then, when I need to upgrade I think I've got a few relatively cheap options, either put the second gfx card, upgrade the processor, upgrade the memory, or overclock it (although I find that quite scary as I've not looked into it at all). The idea is to keep this under £900 (not including the already paid for memory, as the missus won't see that!). I'm not planning on overclocking at all at the start so I'm hoping the standard fans on the cpu and gfx card will be ok.
Here's the parts I'm thinking of;
4gb corsair SMS memory (from an offer posted a few days back - already bought).
Leadtek geforce 8800gts 640mb (from another offer, but currently out of stock)
Samsung 22" SM226BW - £240 (digiUK.com)
nForce 680i (think I've seen this for about £160 now, for the EVGA) OR
Asus P5W DH Deluxe LGA775 (about £115)
Core 2 Duo E6600 - £137 (from Magenta)
PSU - (Needs to be big enough to handle SLI 8800 gts in the future)?
Case - ?
DVD writer - possibly that LiteOn deal I've seen on here?
Hard Drive - ?
Thats about as far as I've got so far! My main concerns are that the case has to be big enough to house the 2 gfx cards and also make sure that the whole thing is kept cool enough, and that the power supply will be enough to save me ugrading it in the future (and as quiet as poss, but I spose the gfx card will probably be loudder anyway).
Any help or pointers/suggestions would be really appreciated.