My micro ATX board is going to rawk with a Sugo case

Hello, I'm going for a complete system build w/ everything but a monitor. Below are all the products I plan on ordering. Please let me know what you think, and recommend any other accessories (i.e. better heatsinks). Thanks!

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775

Motherboard: BIOSTAR I945G-M7 V2.X LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4

Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Case: SILVERSTONE SST-SG01-S Silver Aluminum/acrylic front panel, 1.5mm aluminum body MicroATX Desktop Computer Case

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply - Retail

DVD (x2): ASUS 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Silver E-IDE (ATAPI) Model DRW-1612BL-SLV - Retail
NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Silver E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0S - OEM

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Grand total of about $1200 after shipping and rebates.
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  1. Your GPU?

    I have not have good experiences with Biostar - the Asus P5B Deluxe is the Mobo for the E6600
  2. Given this CPU I definitely get a mobo without onboard video and get a video card, especially if you're going to use Vista. If $1200 is your max budget there are any number of places you can save, e.g., get SATA 3.0 hdd and/or the 6400 CPU. If you haven't done so, check out some of the reviews of Vista, for one there seems to be some driver compatibility issues plus Microsoft doesn't have a very good history when it comes to new OSs. They're already planning a Service Pack.
  3. Thanks for the feedback. Because I have to adhere to the micro ATX form factor my motherboard selection is very limited. I suppose I could go with the p5b-vm or p5l-vm but the biostar review seemed better and it's cheaper. I no longer game much either so I plan on just using the onboard video processor that comes with the 945g until video card prices drop a bit.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Because I have to adhere to the micro ATX form factor my motherboard selection is very limited. I suppose I could go with the p5b-vm or p5l-vm but the biostar review seemed better and it's cheaper. I no longer game much either so I plan on just using the onboard video processor that comes with the 945g until video card prices drop a bit.


    You could go to newegg and do a power search for boards that handle that CPU and have onboard video and check out some of the reviews and eliminate those boards that seem to have a lot of problems and they work with what's left. I'm currently using a MSI 939 and an Abit AM2 both with with onboard video, really like the ABIT but not sure if the Intel equivalent would be as good.
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