if anyone cares and has an extra minute, I would appreciate it. most of this stuff was picked according to the advice of people on this forum. i appreciate the help, and there is a ton of great info in these forums.
I want to build this system mostly for gaming, but it will also be used on days when I may be working at home, on .NET & other projects. I'm not adding an extravagant sound card right now, because.. well, because I don't really care too much about sound yet.
I will add one later when I have the extra money.
Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server 500W ATX12V v2.0
Board (free w/ video card)
eVGA 133-K8-NF41 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB
eVGA 256-P2-N518 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
(2 of these) gigaram 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
PLEXTOR Black IDE DVD Burner Model PX-740A/SW-BL
Does this look like a good setup? Is there ANYTHING I am leaving out? I am going to be ticked if I place this order, get everything in, and realize I am missing something. Do I need any thermal grease, etc for the CPU?
Total Cost (newegg, including shipping): $1,120.56