Alrighty, how does this sound for the price?
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail Newegg.com - EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100201SR Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP VIVO Video Card - Retail Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail Newegg.com - Antec NeoPower 650 Blue ATX12V / EPS12V 650W Power Supply UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TÜV, CCC, C-tick - Retail Newegg.com - LINKSYS WMP54GS IEEE 802.11b/g 32-bit PCI Interface Wireless-G Adapter with SpeedBooster up to 54Mbps Data Rates WEP key bits: 64Bit and 128Bit WEP and WPA - Retail Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache PATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM (2 of em) Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail Newegg.com - Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - Retail Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM Newegg.com - ORION Pro Series 18" 180 and 90-Degree-Angled, SATA (SERIAL ATA 150) Cable, 2-Head Model 700-201-05 - Retail (4 of these, also need em for my other computer)
Comes out to $1350.35
I haven't decided on a case yet though. I already have a Thermaltake 80mm CPU fan/heatsink
That looks good. The 6000+ is a very fast CPU, should be able to compete well with the Core 2's. The Radeon HD 2900XT falls right between the 8800GTS and GTX it seems from the benchmarks i've seen, and is a good buy for the price.
Wow didnt know X2 6000+ were so cheap now. I remember spending $300 on my X2 3800+ about a year ago :(. Everything looks great but you might want to get another Harddrive or possibly a bigger one if your going to be gaming....160GB can fill up fast.
The main reason I put that hard drive on the list is because I'd throw it in my current PC , which has 3 hard drives totaling 875 gb, then take those 3 drives and put them in the new pc. That way I can keep a decent PC running, and have a brand new one with all my storage capacity of before :)
Also, does anyone know about SATA DVD burners? Are they worth the extra $4? Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail