Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
What about this hard drive?
Its only $3 more, gives you the SATA interface for faster access and less cable clutter...not to mention, twice the capacity of the IDE drive you listed. The PSU you listed also has the SATA power connectors, so no worries there. The listed mobo also supports SATA.
I'm guessing storage isn't your main concern, but i think this is the smallest SATA drive out there.
Or you can spend 9 dollars more (this one has free shipping) and get this samsung 200gig Sata drive for a measly 56 dollars. 40 gigs will seem like not enough before very long, and the sata drive offers better performance and less clutter inside your case.
Perhaps too you could swap out the processor with the 6320 or even 6420, overclock for the difference in MHz, and put your savings towards a 1950XT rather than the crimped 1950Pro. The XT is far better if you want to stay in 1900-series cards.
If it's gaming your after, I'd shy back on the processor and put the most amount possible towards the graphics card.
All very good advice. Case is a personal preference. A good PSU is a must too.
If this is a gaming rig, get an 8800GTS or X2900 card instead and if you have to, scale back on the CPU, although with that CPU and an 8800 you should be able to pretty much fly. For DVD burners and HDDs you'll wish you'd gone SATA if you don't. Newer SATA drives are often cheaper anyway. Be a minimalist and don't skimp on PSU, processor, or video card and you'll have yourself a nice gaming rig. Try to get two gigs of ram as well. Motherboards vary in quality, a bit in speed, how much overclockability they offer, and features - but most do fine if they work. The Intel chipsets are still among the best, particularly if you're not going to overclock.