|Looking at your lists, there are a few items that you probably do NOT need. Save your money for the important things, these can go:|
- Arctic Silver
- Sound Blaster sound card
- Zalman CPU cooler
- $70 keyboard?
A few items to reconsider:
- the case/HDD combo has a $25 shipping charge, plus the case is WAY overpriced & has WAY too many fans. Don't fall for that "more fans is better" bullsh!t. Not only that, but the case is bottom mounted power supply design.
The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power
- the Phenom II is designed for DDR2-1066 or DDR3-1333. DDR2-800 will work but you'll be taking a minor performance hit.
- there are plenty of decent SATA DVD burners for about $20, why pay $40 for a DVD-ROM drive?
- there are better video cards to consider as well...GTS 250 or HD 5750 are two possibilities.
If you're going to build a dedicated gaming machine, do it right. And you could build it a lot cheaper too.