sounds... awesome 0.0
How does this sound:
RAM as above (6GB 2k MHz for 300 ish, it's a pretty decent price)
Mobo as above
Velociraptor HDD (If more space needed, although I doubt it, can add 7.2k secondary)
Case, PSU (maybe toned down to 1k or 800W), speakers, headset, sound card, mouse, keyboard, monitor, disc drive as above
Are you talking US or AUD, by the way? I haven't looked these up, cause I've gotta get off my *** and do some cleaning/mowing, but is that a decent build within, or jsut outside of, your stated price range? And what do you suggest I get as cooling for the CPU? I intend to clock it to 3.8 - 4.0 GHz, would I need liquid for that? If so, what is a reliable liquid cooling system for a decent to low price?
A few other questions:
What is a good brand for keyboard, mouse, etc... I have had difficulty with wireless keyboards disconnecting at inopportune moments, so I definitely want to go with a wired keyboard...
Can you tell me if all the selected parts are compatible? Links are above, to mobo and such... if not, what is a mobo they will be combatible with?
Finally, what difference does a mouse pad make? It was only 50 bucks or something, so I figured I'd throw it in, as Alienware ship one as well... Apparently they can make a massive difference, especially cause my desk is coffee stained and a tad broken (I'm in Brisbane, and there was a massive storm in Nov 2008, it flooded my desk and so now it is warped...) and covered in cat hair... essentially screwed up
Thanks for the help, as I said I am still doing the research, and this is likely to be a next year thing too, for when I am done with year 12 (gah!)