OK, I decided to go with the Radeon AIW 9800 PRO (bundled with HL2 free download coupon) because it's a good deal and probably all the graphics firepower I need. With that decided, can someone take a look at what I hope is my final configuration?
Mobo: Asus P4P800 SE Retail -- $96
CPU: Intel Prescott P4 3.0GHz with 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache and Hyperthreading Retail --$188
Memory: Corsair Value Select 2x512MB DDR PC-3200 OEM -- $141.27
Video Card: ATI AIW Radeon 9800 Pro Retail -- $254
Hard Disk: Hitachi 80GB 7,200RPM SATA OEM -- $59
Multi-Burner: NEC ND-3500A OEM -- $65.99
Floppy: NEC 2.5" floppy OEM -- $7
Case: Antec SLK1650B ATX MiniTower with 350W PSU Retail -- $59.50
Keyboard: Logitech Keyboard & Mouse OEM -- $19.50
Hopefully this is the last time, but could someone give me an OK on this? I tried to check out each component as best I could and read every review I could find for each of them, but I'm still worried that I'm getting something wrong. Also, a number of the components are OEM. Should I worry about that?
I'd like to pull the trigger on this by tomorrow morning. Maybe I'll do it this afternoon just to get it over with!