Ok, I've been researching for the month and have finally come up with my "final build" specs. Please let me know what you think. If you have suggestions please make them. I am open to spending more but I do not want to break the bank. If you see specific area's where I can increase performance let me know. I plan to do a mild overclock, somewhere around 3.2 ghz. Thanks
Just a couple. On the OEM hard drive, no problem. All it takes is a caqble which comes with the MB and screws, find those extra in your other parts.
On the OS, if you are buying new, get XP w/ Vista upgrade coupon. The same price as XP and you get 2 OS. Time is a problem as most offers end March 15th.
The rest I agree with Akhilles, I usually do, he seems to know this stuff.
That will work just fine. You might have to re-activate the XP key, usually done online but you might have to call M$ and tell them you built a new system and plan on getting Vista as soon as everyting works and test ok. We know you are lying but they are happy to help future customers.