I take it it won't be overclocked at least initially?
Those are perfect for a mid-range gaming build. I suggest you get 4GB of ram or more for photoshopping. You know how big scans/photos can be in higher DPI. + undo's in memory. The DDR2 is priced almost the lowest right now. If you wait, they may go up in prices.
Gah! Having trouble sourcing the E8400 here in the UK.
How would these serve?
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2 x 2.66Ghz 6Mb Cache 1333 FSB Dual Core Processor £125.67
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2 x 2.66Ghz 4Mb Cache 1333 FSB Dual Core Processor £124.49
Also, I need to get an OS and a monitor. I was thinking Vista 64, and a Samsung 226 22" because of the amazing reviews. Sound reasonable? I know it's a big screen for the system, but a mate raves about his...