New Rig finally ordered, your thoughts please!

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REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
MB-072-MS MSI 975X Platinum PowerUP Edition (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-072-MS) 1
£114.99 £114.99
GX-053-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-CO) 1
£139.99 £139.99
CP-135-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - OEM (CP-135-IN) 1
£107.99 £107.99
HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR) 1
£11.99 £11.99
MY-092-CS Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-092-CS) 1
£154.99 £154.99
HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA) 2
£33.95 £67.90
CA-012-AN Antec Super LANBOY Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case - No PSU (CA-012-AN) 1
£29.99 £29.99
CA-006-HP Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Blue (CA-006-HP) 1
£54.99 £54.99
CB-041-GE Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-041-GE) 1
£2.99 £2.99
CB-046-GE Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-046-GE) 1
£1.99 £1.99
CD-001-AP OcUK Value Floppy Drive - Silver (CD-001-AP) 1
£5.50 £5.50
CD-015-SO Sony DDU-1615 DVD-ROM (Silver) - OEM (CD-015-SO) 1
£12.00 £12.00
Subtotal £705.31
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £12.95
VAT £125.70
Total £843.96

I budgeted myself £700 so gone over a bit lol! Just have to pimp my girlfriend out for a bit! I'm goin to run crossfire next year with the new directx 10 cards. I'll let you know benchmark scores next week. Just out of interest what sort of scores should I be looking at with stock settings on 3D mark 05 and 06?
 
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if i were you i'd of gone for the gigabyte ds3 mobo, cheaper and pairs well for overclocking the e6300, mite of been able to get the xms2 in cas 4 that way?

also why the floppy drive and cable?

Their out-dated just get a usb key with the money :)

Cpu cooler looks fine, as does the h/d, psu, case and rom drive looks ok.

Have a look at some seagate hardrives see how they compare price wise etc etc, their very quiet.
 
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gone for a floppy for flashing bios etc. I dont think any of those bundles motherboards supported crossfire which i will be using next year. Plus the MSI board is quite futureproof supporting quad core etc.
 
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