My biggest obstacle is choosing which case. They both look like very good cases and they're both about the same price. They both also get excellent reviews both on these forums and from buyers from newegg. It's hard to decide when I can't handle them, I'm going to be moving around some in the next 2 years so I'd like a case that's fairly sturdy and will hold up to being jossled. The worst beating the case should take is it might have to be shipped over a pretty far distance (probably by air).
I'm going to order a wireless keyboard/mouse combo, an external network adapter, some basic speakers, and windows xp home edition. But I just wanted to list all the internal parts and see if it's all going to work together.
I also want to note that I'm going with a lower end AM2 CPU until the prices on the dual cores drop. I think the CPU I have listed above was only about $100, can't really go wrong with that I think.
One last question, is there any benefit to having the card reader be internal opposed to external? I'm not sure how tight a fit all that is going to be in either of those cases, but since I'm not going to have more than 2 hard drives ever I figured I'd just get the internal card reader.
Any help at all will be very much appreciated, and sorry for adding the 8 billionth post of this type
I'll have to look around the city some more and see if there's any computer stores that will carry those cases...I'm thinking probably not but it's worth checking into. That's why choosing a case is so hard really, every other case I bought I was able to either look at a floor model or have a shop owner take one out of the packing so I could look it over.
I don't think I'll have much trouble with the keyboard mouse. I'm getting the Logitech MX3000 combo pack, and I had an older wireless keyboard/mouse from Logitech before moving which served me well through every app, including games. I guess I won't actually know until it all gets here and I can use it.
As for the video card, you stumped me there. Everyone seems to speak highly of eVGA's gpu's. I'll do some more research on that before buying it.
Thanks for timely reply, I hope to get as much advice as possible before making the plunge