Finally, after the longest time I have my gfx card (GeForce 6800GT OC AGP 256MB GDDR3) and an Antex TPII-430 PS to go along with it. Since I could, pretty much, fit neither into my old case, I have decided to take the jump and build a system from scratch. To that extent I did some shopping and store browsing and settled on what I believe is a good choices for a Motherboard and what looks like a cool case. Please check them out and tell me what you think!
For the motherboard I chose the ASUS P5P800
. It has the AGP slot for my gfx card, supports P4 chips and DDR memory (I think :P ). Also, I was told that the 800 FSB means for much better overall performance.
For the case I chose the Titanium Quantum PC Case
. Not sure what the front LCD display is really worth or what use is the front fan that is hidden behind the lockable panel, but I thought it would look acceptable both at home and at lan parties.
Please let me know what you think of both the Mobo and the Case! I am especially confused by the number of variations of the ASUS P5P800 mobo. As I've aluded to above, my main concerns are that the Mobo can handle P4s, DDR and has 1 AGP slot. The rest... the most bang I can get for my buck the better! I would say that my budget is roughly $150.00 for each item. Any comments or suggestions very appreciated!
Edit: What do you think is the "upgrade potential" of the above-listed mother board?