SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: stock and futures trading, torrent, surfing Internet, watch HD movies, Monte Carlo Simulations, C++ and C# programming, no gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
1) Power Supply 620Watt, Enermax ELT 620 AWT, Silent
2) 3 LDC monitors, 1xEizo 19” FlexScan S2000 and 2xSamsung 21” 213T
3) Case CoolerMaster Stacker full tower
4) 3 x Smart Drive 2002 Silent hard disk boxes http://www.gup.co.jp reviewed by toms hardware http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-noise-silencer,...
5) 100 mbps up/down fiber internet connection
6) keyboard, mouse, headphones, Windows Vista 32bit SP1, DVD R/RW, DCD reader
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: kakaku.com since I live in Japan, but will use newegg.com here
PARTS PREFERENCES: ASUS MOBO
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200 on all three monitors
A) I like a quiet system.
B) For over clocking would prefer some easy auto over clocking feature since I have no experience in OC
C) Torrent traffic can be a little hard on the disks so need one that lasts long.
D) I know that my 32 bit OS can’t use 6G memory yet, but might upgrade to 64 bit one day!
E) Do I need a better sounds card than the build on one?
I'd get 12GB RAM, more is always better. You might also want to get a small SSD to put the operating system and applications on, this will help all applications load much faster. Obviously get one of the newer ones with the Indilinx controller, or Intel.
You can find some sites that guarantee a 920 D0 stepping. Try and google it.
E) Probably not, depending on your headphones.
I would also recommend getting an SSD, might help things load faster, but its pretty optional.
I would also download the free RC of Windows 7. You can keep it until march 2010. You can get the 64bit so your computer will reconize all 6gb or RAM. Windows 7 RC It's pretty simple to install (actually, just like Vista but you will have to burn the DVD).
Make sure you run your torrents on a normal HDD and not an SSD as you will wear it out rather quickly with all the write cycles, but a classic HDD will handle it just fine and still have a fairly long life. Also dont get anymore than about 6 GB of ram as you wont get any benefit from it even if you were running a 64bit OS and DDR3 prices should be dropping soon.