I'm building a completely new computer, everything but the monitor and the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headphones). I've never built a computer before, but I've been reading up on everything the internet has to offer and have a decent knowledge of the market right now. On that note, I have absolutely no intention of waiting for the Phenom line, the Penryns, or ATI's 38xx series. I'm plenty happy with the offerings right now, and I want to be ready to play Crysis. ^_^
If it isn't clear enough already, this is strictly a gaming machine. Just making sure that that's clear. =)
Decided that a Creative Audigy would be fine, don't really want to spend more money on an X-Fi. 64-bit home premium will do, and I managed to find 4 GBs of RAM for $90! I don't really need the DS3R's additional stuff, so I'm fine with the DS3L.