memory: G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 = $42.99
hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB = $74.99
video: None yet.
psu: CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W = $49.99
cd/dvd: LG 22X DVD±R SATA = $24.99
There was an improvement in practically every area. I went with the cheaper mATX board because I eventually want to upgrade to an i7, this also gave me more time to think about my video card since it has onboard graphics. I'll see you guys in the other parts of the forum. I now have the task of figuring out how to build it and learn how to overclock, lol.