After reading a bunch of other threads and replies, I've finally decided I need to post my own.
I'm venturing into building my first Desktop PC. It's something I plan to take my time in doing and am in no hurry. I've managed to pick out these pieces. I've already bought the case and power supply. It will primarily be used for programming/coding in Visual Studio PRO 2008 and gaming (Lots of Warhammer Online).
Also, thoughts on XP/Vista and 32bit/64bit?
I'm having trouble picking out RAM for it. Newegg says DDR2 1333, but I thought 1333 was a DDR3 speed...
Change the graphics card to a 4850, change the PSU to a 450-550w, Corsair would be fine, upgrade the HDD to a WD6400AAKS, and ditch the Blu-ray drive. Add on an aftermarket heatsink to the graphics and cpu.
Pick up the Toxic 4850, the VF900 is an amazing gpu heatsink.
I'd go for a Corsair 550VX or an OCZ ModXStream 500w for the PSU.
The HDD speaks for itself. Read benches.
Blu-Ray hasn't established itself just yet-not worth the drive-bay IMHO.
Adding an aftermarket heatsink to the CPU, something like the HDT-S1283 would be good for overclocking, and stretching more performance/dollar out of your system. Same goes for the GPU, with the VF900 on the it, you'll be able to push high clocks out the graphics card, thus yielding more performance and keeping the system cool.
Sorry, too lazy to explain much more than I already have.