i finally caved and bought all the parts for my new rig; however, i haven't gotten the mobo and video card yet, because newegg ran out of the sapphire 512mb that i want.
here's my system so far....
antec 650w power supply
E6600 Core 2 Duo
2GB GSkill 800mhz ram
seagate 320gb 7400rm perpindicular recording HDD
samsung dvd-rw with litescribe
windows vista home premium oem $120
this is the graphics card i want
(Sapphire 512mb X1950PRO with HDCP) - i'm thinking i should wait until that becomes available, right? i really want HDCP and that seems like a great deal.
what other suggestions do you guys have for a video card and motherboard? i'd like to keep it under $300 shipped. Thanks!