: Black Samsung DVD +/- RW. Could throw in another ten
bucks for Lightscribe, but I'd never use it...
: Antec P180, baby. All sorts of smooth, shiny goodness.
: 250GB Western Digital Caviar. SATA Interface and 16MB of cache. Pretty zippy.
: Not quite sure on this one. It's either this 19" widescreen monitor from ViewSonic, or its 4:3 equivalent. I'll need some input...
: EVGA 7900GT. I HAVE THE POWER! And EVGA Step-Up. Here's hoping the 8800GT comes out within 90 days.
: : I also have the power here. I think. Is this PSU dependable/powerful? Also, how's the cable length? It can be an issue with the massive P180 case, from what I hear.
Anyone else have these? Is the sound quality any good? I'm not an audiophile, but I sure as heck appreciate good speakers.
Keyboard and Mouse
: Meh. They'll get the job done. I'll switch them out for more precise/power stuff later.
: Good stuff. 5-5-5-12 at DDR2 800 is the same as 2.5/2.5/2.5/6 at DDR400, which is just fine. Could OC it, too. Tell me if I should just go with a no-name brand, 'cause it doesn't matter that much with RAM...
: I'm using a Core 2 Duo, and I just need a mobo that'll run it. No SLI, no frills. At least it's straight from Intel.
CPU: I'm going
to get a Core 2 Duo E6400 at 2.13GHZ, but it's not on Newegg yet. No, it's not a Conroe. It's Allendale. That's Conroe with 2MB of cache instead of 4. But not technically Conroe. :P
: I'm not sure whether to get XP Pro, or just use the Vista Beta...
Sorry for the list being a little out of order. That's how it was in my shopping cart on Newegg. :P
This is my first rig, and I'm hoping it turns out well. Please tell me if I missed anything, and give your input on what I picked.