I am building a new system and will order most of the parts this evening or tomorrow afternoon. I hope to get some advice before I order the parts. I am not sure who has the best price for parts (including NJ shipping) that I can't find at Newegg.
Please let me know if you have any advice to improve upon the following setup / price:
Plan to buy from Newegg
CPU - P4 1.8A 512KB Cache $165
MOBO - ASUS P4S533 $103
HARD DRIVE - Western Digital 120GB 8MB Cache (Internal) $182
PSU - Enermax EG465P - VE 431W $83
DVD Rom - Pioneer Internal 10X SCSI $97
Video Card - Gainward Geforce 4 Ti 4200 4ns. 128MB $199
Sound Card - Voyetra Turtle Beach Santa Cruz OEM $59
Total Newegg Order ($28 Shipping) = $916
Parts I plan to order (Not in stock at Newegg)
MEMORY - Samsung DDR 333 PC 2700 512MB
TV Tuner - Leadtek TV 2000
Parts that I already have
CASE - ATX Full Tower Case W / Slideout tray for Mobo
CD-RW - Teac CD-RW 8 X 16 X 32
MODEM 1 - RCA External Cable Modem
MODEM 2 - US Robotics Sportster 56K (Used for fax)
OS - Windows XP Home
FLOPPY - Unsure of brand
PCI CARD - Unsure of brand (Works with SCSI)
FIREWIRE CARD - Still in box (Don't remember brand)
I plan to use the computer with my monitor, TV, 2 VCR, stereo w/ surround sound, cable box, and scanner. I would like to overclock the CPU and memory.
I plan to use TV In/Out for games, music, and movies.
Why are you getting a SCSI DVD-ROM? I don't think there's really that much of an advantage, especially if you have an older SCSI controller. You can get the Pioneer 106s for cheap, it's a 16x slotload, and is really fast.
Oh, I see what you're saying now. My fault. The Pioneer 106s will be fast enough, it's a great drive. The newer Teacs can pause the burn and resume it again later too. You'll never have a coaster because of a data stream not being constant.