I've taken some great advice from this forum. Based on that, I've tried to build a replacement system, but re-using my case, power supply (600W), fans, monitors (2 Samsung monitors), keyboard, and mouse. I was going to use on-board sound in case there were questions on that.
Main question: Am I forgetting something that will make this system not work?
Secondary question: Am I wildly overspending? I was going for fast, but reliable. I put my last system together in 2007 and other than the previously discussed RAID issues, I haven't had to touch it. That's what I need for this next system.
32 bit Windows 7 or 64 bit? I'm installing MS Office. I have a copy of Dreamweaver for XP that I will be reinstalling as well as many games and other smaller apps.
I was planning on using the XP emulator in Windows 7. Will it matter if I'm running that from Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 7 32 bit?
If you want cheap, no thrills no frills with SATA3 & 16gb memory support, the Asrock B75M-GL mobo is good for a micro atx. Or if you don't like the small mobo's then you could go with a Asrock Fatality P67 which was recommended by Tom's.