Antec 900 -- Had my heart set on this, but then saw that Newegg discontinued it. Is this board on the way out? If so, please suggest something similar -- good looks, clear side panel, good air cooling.
Haven't decided yet....something around 500W should be fine as I'm not doing SLI. Please suggest something of good quality?
Probably just 2 gigs of DDR2 800 from Crucial or Corsair
If you check on the specifications for the mobo on that newegg link you can see it has onboard 8 channel audio. Before you go out and buy a sound card, see if onboard is enough to satisfy your ears(most of the time it is).
Antec 900 is the perfect case look on pricegrabber.com and I believe Egoodz.com (never used them before but will to order my 900) has the case for ~109 + tax and FREE shipping which is way better than the 140+ at newegg.
For the PSU 500w would do just fine imo. The best choice is the Corsair models of power supplies. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Theres a debate on modular vs non-modular psu's, and I prefer the non-mod, but its up to you and the price difference is ~20-30 bucks.
Anyone have anything on the Graphics Card Question:
evga Geforce 8800gt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130318
Only question here is: Is it worth it to get the model with the AKIMBO dual slot cooling configuration? I am mainly conserned about noise and I am not doing SLI. "