That's all that I'm buying... I'm using an Antec Sonata tower, a couple of old harddrives & a cd/dvd burner... I have a SB Audigy 2 card... will that still provide better sound than onboard sound? I also have all the peripherals I want, with one exception... I'm gonna order a new monitor to replace my 17" samsung that's served me well for so long:
OCZ is best choice of what you have listed, but if you want cutting edge. Then my suggestion would be the Black Dragon from Geil would be my choice. It is only in 4x1gb sticks, but it is quad channel instead of dual channel.
GeIL Black Dragon 4GB(4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $269.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144072
I had read that Anandtech article and made the decision to go with the E6750 because
1. It's cheaper
2. The things Dual Core is better at so far are the things I do: general use and gaming.
Solariscs: where is the E6750 for 206? Sweet deal...
So far I think I still prefer the Asus P5K, if only because it's a little cheaper and has 6 USB ports on the back. Never can get enough of those. The GA-P35C-DS3R does have the 4 slots for DDR2 and 2 for DDR3, though. Before I pick I'm waiting on a reply to a question I asked on the OCZ tech forum about whether the OCZ 4gb kits would be compatible with either of those motherboards. We'll see...
From the rest of your feedback, I'm gonna pick the 620HX PSU and the eVGA 8800 gts.
Thanks for the replies so far, the more input the better!