This build will incorporate recycled items such as the case, which is a full tower that was my old PII gateway. I know some folks might ask why reuse a gateway case... but its in good condition, just needs some cleaning, and its steel except for the plastic front cover which is pretty durable compared to the cheaper plastics used on alot of cases these days. Also being recycled is the floppy drive thats housed in the case, don't really need a new one anyway.
Also what you'll notice is that I didn't opt to have a higher end HD such as a WD Raptor, I'll buy one down the road, and use the one I chose as the secondary storage when I do. Then theres the older video card, I don't play many games, just titles such as the GTA series or Simcity 4, and I mainly use a CAD program, so I won't need a high end GPU anytime soon. This way I'll upgrade to a DX10 card when they're out and reasonably priced.
Oh and the motherboard itself was pretty cheap, plus I'm going to want to have a dual nvidia setup someday, so this fit into my requirements, and I don't plan to do any major OC of the cpu, maybe just OC it to 3ghz. Get the motherboard if you're wanting a good SLI board, since alot of etailers are backordered on them, ewiz has them still I think, so act fast.
Other items which I already have on hand which will be in this build is the CPU, and hsf.
Here are some pics of the Case I'll be reusing:
One thing about the case's limitation is that I might have to buy a USB hub. If this case needs major modifications, which I don't think is necessary, then I'll end up getting a more modern case.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40ghz $379.99 (purchased from Microcenter)
Scythe Katana HSF $24.99 (also from Microcenter)
Asus P5NSLI Core 2 Duo nForce 570 SLI DDR2 SAT2 RAID A&GbE ATX Motherboard (This board is LGA 775 - Core 2 Duo ready) $112.27
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $177.99
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $69.99
eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT KO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $159.99 ($139.99 after $20.00 rebate)
Mushkin 550200 ATX12V 550W Power Supply $89.99 ($79.99 after $10.00 rebate)
NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Beige IDE Model ND-3550A $29.99