I used to always build my PCs, but have used a combo of macs and prebuilts lately - haven't custom built in probably 8 years (relearning where we're at was fun). I could definitely use some advice here from a community as informed as this one.
This one will be an upgrade more towards winter - hopefully a pricedrop by then:
$160 - Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226151
* Updated to reflect responses. I've decided to wait to get the hard drive last - only need the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Motherboard
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First of all.... the GTX460 at $200 blows the 5830 away. Look around online for some benchmarks and they'll all show you teh same thing. The gtx460 is cheaper and superior to the 5830 - If you insist on sticking to ATI, I've seen some 5850's on newegg for $250 after rebates. Get alot more power than the 5830 for just a little more.
SECONDLY - you do not want that memory kit. 'Tri-Channel' memory kits are for intels i7 processor lineup. Your AMd build motherboard will use 'dual channel' - simply put, you want to keep your memory in pairs (NOT triplets) - so either go with 2sticks, or 4 sticks.
Also, do not buy a biostar motherboard. For the same price, you should be able to get a name brand like Gigabyte.
-When shopping on newegg... make sure you look at the available combos. You could probly combo a few of those things together and save an extra $40 or $50 bucks
Hey guys - thanks for all of your recommendations. I realized I had a little more research to do on RAM after those. I've updated my initial post up top with the new GPU, CPU, motherboard, and RAM I'm looking at.
As I buy I'll be looking for better combos if possible. Does this all seem decent?