-- would a 9800gtx be a better choice, possibly 2 in sli? It seems that for the money the 260 is the best choice right now.
I had *considered* two of these in a raid 0 for this:
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB SATA 10k rpm 16MB Hard Drive
Yes, I know that would probably be too expensive, so I decided to go with something like this (possibly 2):
Western Digital Caviar GP 1TB IntelliPower Serial ATA-300 Hard Drive (on sale for $99 at my uber sweetness computer store nearby)
I know nothing about monitors. I've used the same 17inch CRT for like 9 years, haha. I'll probably get something like this:
Samsung - 19" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor
For around $100.
I'd actually love your input on this. I know XP is capped on RAM and Vista can't run old games ... which makes it difficult. I might do a dual boot, except I think that may be more trouble (and more expense -- I don't own an extra legit copy of any system atm and I want to change that for at least one) than it's worth. Honestly, the only old games I'd probably want to run on Vista are Warcraft 3 and the Fallout Series ... meh.
I don't have any idea what my system will draw, but I thought I'd get something good quality that would last me a while. I don't know crap about psu's, though, so I can use any help you can offer. Something like:
PC Power and Cooling PPCT860 800W SLI Active Power Supply
So, thoughts? I know I'm probably breaking my budget just a little bit on this, especially now that I've edited it to add power supply and monitor, so please evaluate based on performance and potential issues rather than just price. Thanks!