You could save money by going with an OEM audigy. The only difference between retail and oem is that oem doesn't have the games and extra software, only the drivers. I believe the retail comes with black and white, but they charge $30 extra for it so it's like buying black and white along with it.
Monitor is okay but you have two choices. Viewsonic just a few days ago announced to the press about their new version of the P95f, which is supposed to be much brighter. I don't know much about monitor production speeds (probably fairly slow) but this is something to look into. If you wait for this one to come out the price on the original p95f might go down and you could save a lot of money. If you like the brightness feature of the new one then get that one instead.
Those two case fans aren't going to do you much good probably. But they're at a tolerable sound level at least. I would just worry about vibrations. Case fans tend to cause the case to rattle around a lot.
You will want 512MB RAM if you are using the computer to play games, which I am assuming you are based on the Ti 4400 in your system. If you're using windows 98 don't get any more than 512MB as any more requires that you use a registry hack and your memory won't be fully optimized either. PC 2100 compared to PC2700 is about 6% slower. You make the call whether it's worth the price. Also make sure you get Samsung modules, as I've heard good things about those. You can do a pricegrabber search for them and make sure you read vendor ratings both on pricegrabber.com and on resellerratings.com before buying. If they have a history of lying and cheating to customers you can be assured they will do the same to you!
When applying arctic silver to the cooler make sure you are very very careful. To be extra careful apply a little bit more than is necessary (necessary is generally thought to be a translucent layer, very very thin) because this ensures contact. If you don't apply enough arctic silver the processor could get easily fried because it could have large air spaces in between the processor and heatsink and the low output cpu fan would not be able to do much.
Once you got this all figured out go ahead and build!
instead of WD, may i recommend Maxtor drives? I have 2 Maxtor drives, the ones with the fluid bearings. I forget the model name. If your interested i'll look it up for ya though. These are great and with high quality 800,000 hours of expected life you can't go wrong. ANd yes it's fast. In a non-raid setup i got 27000 in sandra. Oh and it is very quiet.
my dad has those speakers. They are pretty nice.
instead of the audigy i hear the turtle beach santa cruz sound card is great. ANd considerong your geting a via chipset it might be a good idea to get a different sound card. Since i hear anyway that VIA has issues with creative. Maybe they solved it by now or not but *shrugs*
Looks good! WHat you have now is fine but if you want look into what i recommend.
Go with the Santa Cruz instead of the Audigy, as said.
I looked around at 19" aperture grill monitors a couple weeks ago and decided on the Mitsubishi 920D. It rocks, you can check out my thread in the CRT forum if you want more detail. It was the best quality and cheapest in it's range I could find.