The budget was to be about $800 (not to include shipping and stuff). One thing I am a bit concerned about is the power. I'm going to slap in a 500g PATA internal HDD, as well as a CD/DVD burner (PATA as well). Thanks for your time ^_^.
Alright, I made some modifications based on the users here. I liked that case from the get go, so I am staying with that. I am also partial to AMD procs, so I would need to see some benchmark tests to make me go over to the other side. If someone could link me to them that would be AWESOME. Also, I just wanna know if my 650w is powerful enough to power this "beast". Also, I prefer newegg (only because they rock) opposed to any other site. I have had way bad experiences with them, so I am willing to over look a couple of bucks. Just a couple more days with suggestions and this puppy is mine!
Thank you guys so much for your current and continued suggestions. ^_^
Alright, my (hopefully) last revision. I've taken into consideration everything everyone has said here. I've gone to the other side, and got the q6600 along with a matching mobo. I am going to keep the PSU because it seems reliable (based up the reviews). Also swapped out the patriot RAM with some from G.Skill based upon a recommendation from my work buddy (said was just as good with better RMA support and such). AND it is still under $800, which was my concern when i was swapping the CPU and Mobo. Overall I am happy with this and I plan to purchase this in the next day or two. Also note I swap my video card with another one that is not over clocked. Some people were having problems with it, and I i want to over clock I will do it myself (based upon my needs. Won't need to if everything runs smoothly.) Once I get everything squared away, up and running, ill make sure to let y'all know how well it is doing.