Hey hey, now guys, don't get too off topic.... hrmm, to the suggestions by Dale and VIII, Dale, I think your configuration is wel above 3500, and VIII... ATI is the way I am going on this... hrmm...
Now, to ask more of you all..
I have heard one suggestion for CPU cooling, any others?
Hrmm, also, what is the consensus about the HD config... Should I do 2 WDs and a 200 GB? or some other configuration...
Here is the new and improved list:
Processor: AMD FX-55
CPU Fan:Zalman 7700-cu quiet CPU cooler(unless it won't fit on the board, any other suggestions for a CPU Fan?)
Mobo: ABIT "Fatal1ty AN8"
Memory: 2x Corsair XMS 512 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon X850 XT (this is the one I've decided on)
Sound Card: Audigy 2Z Gamer (is it really necessary?)
Drive(s): Lite On 16x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW (looking for another one, perhaps just a 52x CD-RW... should I stick with Lite-On or should I do NEC?)
Hard Drives: 2x WD Raptor 73GB in Raid 0 w/ something big... 200GB for storage... (Newegg is down at the moment, mayhap it'll come back up before I am done...)
Monitor: Samsung 19" Black LCD... 8ms response time
Case: Lian Li "PC-V1000B" (should I go with PC-V1200B? It's 4 inches deeper)
PSU: ULTRA X-Connect 500W Modular ATX (or the 600W suggested by Dale... any advice concerning this choice?)
And this all totals to about... $2925... with out S&H, or the large HD, or another drive, or minor things that I will inevitably forget.
Am I missing anything? Or does anyone care to comment on my choices, most particularly the questions in the parenthesis.
Thanks for all the help, and please do not... argue, remember, you came here to help, not fight...
Alright, good day to you all, and thanks again...
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AMD Athlon FX-55
2GB Corsair RAM
Sapphire Radeon X850 XT PCI-e
2x RAID-0 73.6GB WD Raptor