I've been keeping and modifying a newegg wishlist for my next build for months, and I finally ordered components last night
My little cousin who will be 14 in January is coming to visit next week and I promised to help him build his first computer, but he couldn't get up enough money, so I'm still building mine while he's here so he can see the process.
I will post my progress on the build with pictures
For now, here is what I am getting
ABIT KN9 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Koutech IO-FPM521 Multifunction Front Panel Card Reader with USB2.0/1394a/Audio/Video Ports
I am using my current video card and DVD-RW and my other hard drives.
Last night I checked the prices and saw that the 5200+ was only $287, actually lower than the 5000+ that I had selected. So I decided to order right away, because the last time the 5000+ was at a price I liked, it went up and I hadn't ordered it. Also, the 500gb hard drive was there for only $149 AND I found a coupon code for $20 off of that, so how could I resist? I've been wanting to replace some of my older drives anyway.
I love the color of that case. I'm totally over windows anyway. Sometimes you just want to put up nice curtains and close them, you know? And I think it will look nice next to my pink Supergirl box.
I even ordered rounded cables and new thermal grease and everything.