So I'm finally getting ready to purchase all the parts for my new rig but would like a second check to make sure that all the components I'm getting will work together. I'm not planning to OC the CPU so I should be fine with the stock cooler correct? I also plan on taking the Vista plunge for dx10. I'm trying to keep the build at 1k after rebates so I can't afford to make many changes but if something is glaring or needs switching please let me know.
Thank you all for the advice. I would love to get the 640MB 8800... but I just can't afford it with my budget as it is and it would be really hard to free up $100 from the rest of the build.
I did some checking on NewEgg for PSUs and came up with this list that all sound better than the Antec. If you have any advice or opinions on them please let me know. As always your superior technical knowledge is deeply appreciated.
there is one way to free up $100, get an E2140 or 60 and overclock the tits off it. My friend's one is sitting at 3.0ghz giving about the same performance as that E6750, on stock cooler with no voltage mods.
RoyalCrown - I hate to ask.. but which of the PSUs is the Optiarc? Is that a brand or an issue with part of a PSU?
The Sony/NEC. Get rid of it. The Lite-On burner will do everything you need, including playing CD and DVD and writing CD/DVD. Even if you copy DVDs you can still do it only with one burner, it's actually better that way.