tajahem is right about most of the items I listed -
Case: NZXT GUARDIAN GRN Green SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400 WATT PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply - Retail
Floppy: SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
Tv Tuner: Hauppauge WINTV-PVR-150 PCI Interface WinTV-PVR-150 - Retail
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX66T128D Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Sound Card: Turtle Beach RIVIERA 6 (5.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
DVD Burner: LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S Black - Retail
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
Motherboard: DFI nF4 Ultra-Infinity Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
All of those parts add up to $623.40, $663.11 after $39.71 shipping
Power Supply: About 400 watts should be sufficient, right? I'm kinda in a toss up between these two right now:
Rosewill Value RV400S ATX 400W Power Supply 100-120 VRMS or 200-240 VRMS switch-selectable CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail (
) or this one
Thermaltake Silent PurePower TT-420AD(DUAL FAN) 420W Power Supply - Retail ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153006
Hard Drive: I'm still a bit unsure about what to get here - I have realized that I don't know that much about hard drives - is there possibly a link I could go to to learn more about it? But I am kinda leaning more toward that one that tajahem had posted (Seagate Barracude 7200 160gb ide ultra ata100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148021
)... I know this might sound like a question I should already know the answer to if I am planning on building a computer, but could I go with a smaller 80gb hd like tajahem suggested and later on add a second or third one on - would they all have to be the same size/type? The case I chose has 3 internal 3.5" bays. Are there any special connections I would need? I'm thinking maybe to get one of these right now (Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040
) and maybe get another one sometime in the spring.
Memory: I think I've narrowed this down to two choices:
The Twinmos Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820218062
OR OCZ Performance Series: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820227031
is OCZ a reliable brand?
OS: I'm still leaning a bit more toward Windows XP Home Edition - is the extra $50 justified for Professional?
Heat Sink: If you guys think I can get away without getting one just yet, then that might help a bit.
I'm probably in a few months (probably closer to february or march) going to make another order for more stuff : another dvd burner or combo drive, or possibly a lightscribe burner, poss. another hard drive, one of the temperature gauges, and the heatsink/fan if I don't already have it, maybe also a hard drive fan as well.