-Are you overclocking? If so, get the 6300 and save some money. It's still a very FAST chip and will overclock like a champ. If not, then stick with the 6400.
-If you plan on going to DX10 within 6 to 8 months, then get a cheaper vid card.
-Again, if no overclocking then get cheaper RAM. If you are OC'ing, that Corsair is fine.
-Get the Seagate with the 16 meg cache, not the 8 meg.
-Again, if you're not overclocking then the stock CPU heatsink is fine. If you are, DO NOT GET THE Arctic. It is HUGELY, HUGELY overpriced right now. I got it here in Canada for less than $25, and our prices are always higher than the U.S!!! It's only a $25 cooler, it is NOT worth more than that. You can get ANY COOLER for cheaper and will perform better. A Tuniq Tower, Scythe Ninja or Infinity, even a Zalman 9700. Don't pay that much for the Arctic, you're getting hosed. Buy something else.
Those suggestions will get you a better, cheaper system. And then with the money you save from all that, get an 8800GTS 320mb card, it'll spank anything else you pick. Now THAT is a good system
akhilles, I do plan on upgrading to DX10 when it does come out, so I will go with the x1950pro for now, thanks for the suggestion. just wondering if that video card can handle games like Oblivion.
Skyguy, I don't think I'll be overclocking as this is my first build and don't want to mess anything up (although i MIGHT change my mind later). Since I wont be overclocking, would you reccomend getting the Corsair 675? Or another brand perhaps?
As for the cooler, I guess I don't need it, thanks for saving me some money 8)
as for the 8800gts, I think ill get a cheaper card for now until DX10 comes out.