Alright, got a nice big bonus on my last paycheck, it's computer time!
I've already got an Antec 650W PSU, Sony 20x DVD Burner, a SoundBlaster Xtreme Gamer, Logitech Z5500 speakers, a good mouse, keyboard, and monitor, and I modded my case a bit to slide in a cooling fan to blow over my video card. Here is the setup I am going with
I usually do that with new builds. I download the drivers ahead of time for my products so they're handy on a jump drive or external.
Now, here is a stupid question (I'm good with computers, I just am behind, I still have an Athlon 64 for crying out loud, heh), but I might as well ask it. Do you need SP2 installed before SP3 or can you instantly go from 1 to 3?
Those are nice looking chip fans. Well, for now, I'm more than likely gonna be satisfied with the stock 2.83GHz. I'll try overclocking later. For now, I just wanna get my PC up and running nicely before I twiddle or void warranties, heh. I really appreciate your assistance and I'll let you know how it goes.