OK! This is what I got so far. Everyone please THOUGHRALY look through it. I do not know if everything is compatible with everything else so I need someone to verify that everything is compatable with each other.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor ($250)
Operating Frequency 2.13GHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2M shared
Mothorboard: Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($95)
Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.283mm x 0.238mm Pixel Pitch ($190)
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ($80)
Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner ($30)
Memory: Here I was looking at a few options I was not sure what one to go with. Here are the three options:
OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($179)
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($228)
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($231)
Case: Here I was looking at two options. I will decide later what one I want. But I need to know if they are both compatible with everything that is going to be put in it.
The second one has a 500 watt PSU and the first one has a 420 watt PSU. Would the 420 watt PSU be enough or would I need to upgrade it? And would the 500 watt PSU be enough if I go with that one, or would I need to upgrade it? Also does anyone know which case is of higher quality?
And that only leave one thing left. The video card... Now I have about $200 to 300 left to spend on the card. I want one with a DVI output being that my monitor has a DVI input and the card needs to be able to play almost all of the latest games out there such as Quake 4, Hitman Bloodmoney, Half Life 2, exc. Remember this is a GAMING computer.
Also if anyone has any suggestions if I should change any of the components I have chosen, please speak out!!!
And once again please verify that everything is compatible. Especially the mother board and what not. Also I noticed that mother board has two red and yellow bays and one black one. What type of bays are the yellow and red bays and the black bay?
Also it says "DDR2 Standard DDR2 667" for the mobo. Does that mean that Corsair 800 MHz. memory would be a waste with that mobo and that I should go with 667 MHz. memory? If so should I switch mobo's? If so any suggestions?