So i pretty much know that i could have done with a better CPU, but my reasoning was that i was on a budget, and i wasn't really thinking, but at least i learned from that mistake. Anyways, this motherboard supports my CPU and later on I plan to upgrade to a quad core, a more ram, I plan to run 64 bit XP. The only problem i can think of wiht this build is that my motherboard's 4-pin CPU connector might not reach all the way up there. I have an Antec PSU, 500 watt.
Oh yeah good point on the 9800GT... you can actually get one for far less, which I thought you were listing. the 1Gb memory isn't going to do that much for you and can actually slow the card down at times.
Thanks guys, i really appreciate all of this, i hope to stay dedicated to this site that i can continue to learn. i REALLY enjoy working and playing with computers, sometimes i can't tell the difference. I appreciate all these tips.
Hi again, just went back and edited my wishlist, you guys saved me money by getting me a better system. Your all SO cool.
By going with a P45 crossfire board you leave some options open for the future, first the 4850 is hands down a better performer then a 8800GT/9800GT and it can also be used in crossfire. They are slowly phasing out the P35s so support will continue longer for the P45s.