Conroe 1.86GHz - NewEgg
$167.00, ZipZoomFly $164.60.
Conroe 2.4GHz - New Egg
$225.90, ZipZoomFly $224.90.
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe
WiFi LGA 775 - NewEgg $192.99.
G.Skill (2 x 1GB) PC2 6400 - NewEgg
Video Card: 8800GTX
EVGA 8800GTX - NewEgg
$559.99 ($529.99 after rebate).
Seagate Barracuda 400 GB - NewEgg $119.99
Power Supply: Corsair 620
Corsair 620 - NewEgg
$169.99 ($149.99 after Rebate), ZipZoomFly $146.90 ($126.90 after Rebate),
Tuniq - Black/Silver
$78.00 or Black
$84.99. Both on NewEgg.
Shark - NewEgg
Tsunami - NewEgg
Might not need one if the monitor comes with it.
Viewsonic VX1945WM - New Egg
$279.99 ($229.99 after rebate), ZipZoomFly $266.99 ($216.99 after Rebate)
$279.99 (229.99 after rebate).
Logitech G5 - NewEgg
$46.99, TigerDirect $43.99.
Already have Windows XP
I wasn't sure if the motherboard included WiFi or was compatible with WiFi. Again, this is the first time I'm dwelling into computer guts in the longest of times.
As for the modem, it was advice given to me by my mother so that I may use the modem faxing or anything else that would use the modem. She works in the office and surprisingly knows what is inside a computer most likely as well as I do. It was one of those you may regret it Mom predictions. I'd rather not buy one if it is more than $20 dollars and may just not purchase one at all.
I narrowed down the Video Card, Hard Drive, and Memory from what was recommended. I also found a good mouse, a wired version of the wireless mouse my roommate has, and found out more about the monitor saltynay recommended, and found a few cases my roommate recommended.
I'll still be needing a few opinions on optical drives and keyboards. Thanks for the help in advance.
Alright, my roommate who swears by AMD has found a combo package on TigerDirect
with the Asus M2N-E SLI NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard and AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ OEM Processor for $229.99. What are peoples thoughts on this?
I should let you know... all of these model and make numbers are driving me crazy, heh, heh.