So, I'm 100% new to PC building/customization and after some research I've started looking for parts for my first build. I'm a graphic designer and plan to run the Adobe Suite on it and various other bits of software that you all know about, and I'm looking for finalization on my decisions. It all looks pretty good now and is in my budget (between 900-1500), I'm primarily concerned with the case (I know nothing about case specs other than counting the number of ports on them) and whether the LCD screens will be compatible with the GForce 6800XT? Also wondering if a sound card is needed or if it's integrated into the mobo, and if buying this fan
is necessary (or if any others will do better for the price)? I've done all my shopping on Newegg.com but looked around for price comparisons. Any help would be awesome . . . thanks guys.
(EDIT - AS OF 9.3)
CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz look
Motherboard-(changed) ASUS A8V-E SE Socket 939 ATX look
RAM- A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 look
Video Card- XFX Geforce 6800XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 look
Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda (Perpendicular Rec) 320GB 7200RPM look
Optical Drive-(changed) LG 16XDVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner Black look
Case-(changed) Spire BlackFin SECC ATX Mid Tower look
Power Supply-(added) IN WIN PowerMan ATX 410W look
Monitor- TWO Tyris Black 17" 8ms DVI look
Mouse- My Wacom Graphire3 6x8
Keyboard- Probably a Logitec wireless keyboard
Operating System- Windows XP Home/Professional
Thanks for any input.