Hows it going folks, just wanted to share my recent progress with my build. I had another thread I started a week or so ago about a budget conroe build I was planning, but plans fell apart as the necessary parts which I needed weren't priced in my previous budget range. Basically, I'm over my original $1000+ budget by about $200+ I'll figure it out once I set aside the time to check on the invoices, and other purchases made.
Stuff thats already arrived via UPS from newegg: PSU, HDD, optical drive, ram, hsf.
Mobo will arrive tommorow from ZZF...
GPU and Floppy drive will arrive either tommorow or Thursday from ewiz.
CPU - C2D E6600
HSF - Scythe Infinity
Mobo - Intel BOXD975XBXLKR
Ram - G.Skill 2x1gb DDR2800
GPU - XFX 7600GT
HDD - Samsung 250gb 7200rpm
Optical - NEC silver drive
Floppy - Mitsumi silver FDD
PSU - Mushkin 550watt
Yeah I know, why didn't I get a GPU like a x1900xt, 7900gtx, or 7950gx2... one because of money, two because I'm waiting for the DX10 cards to come out, anyway I don't do alot of gaming. Also as far as sound, I'll just use onboard audio for a while, until I find a deal on a card from a retailer around here.
For now I just have the PSU, optical drive, and HDD installed at the moment, originally I just wanted to install the PSU to make sure that the 20 pin power cable would reach the mobo. I think it will reach, and hopefully it does, but the answer will come tomorrow when the motherboard arrives via Fedex.