These are the last 3 pieces i need to buy as i have built everything else. I'd like to get the board early so i can pre-wire and well honestly i'm so damn excited to get this thing built and running!
here are the rest of the specs if intrested and i have already bought em all.
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower
Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy DriveWindows98SE/ME/2000/XP
SONY 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, Version Black SATA Model AWG170S-B2
I'd say just wait and buy everything at once. It is unlikely it will drop in price, but it might. The price of ram has dropped like a rock recently. Plus you will probably save on shipping buying them at the same time. That's what I'm going to do.
Houston, that is a go for MB and RAM. What do you need the CPU to do? Gaming or heavy math type computing? Extra cache is only good when processing much code, pictures, data and such. Games won't care so go the cheapest you can live with.