I have been a long time lurker on these forums and an avid computer enthusiast.
Last, I built a system was 3 years ago with AMD Athlon 3000+. With the introduction of the Core 2 Duo from Intel, I have been planning on building a new system based on it.
I have ordered some of the parts in the configuration below. My budget is $1300 inclusive of all components. Please review them and give me your suggestions and advice.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (already brought)
Motherboard: Gigabyte-GA965P-DS3 motherboard
PSU: Enhance ENP-5150GH 500W ATX12V Rev.2.2 (24/20+8/4+6), 80+ RoHS, Quiet PSU (already brought)
Case: Want to know your suggestions. I want a good, clean case which is easy to work with and which is in the range ($60-$70)
RAM: Patriot Signature 2x1GB PC5400 DDR2 667 CL4
Graphics Card: Sapphire X1900XT 256 MB (already brought)
HDD: Seagate 7200 rpm 300GB SATA2 (already brought)
CD/DVD drive: NEC DVD/RW 16x
Hi Xatax, I just built myself a Pentium 805 overclocked rig, and I choose this particular case, because it's a no-nonsense one, no widgets and no Neon, just pure american steel lol. It got 2 expansion for the 120mm fan and its not pricey, It feel really solid too, not the plastic feeling case you can get with clear panel... air flow is optimal for this price range and It also has tool less design that is really efficient. Check it out if it correspond to your needs.