You guys seem to be good at this, and everyone seems to post one, so whatever. Here's my build. I've already ordered the mobo and the case. I'm not planning on doing crossfire or sli, so the mobo I believe is fair. What do you think? Anything I can cut out or replace to save money/ get better parts? I'll be buying up to $350 worth of components next month and every month after that until the system is built.
The only part I'm very unsure about is the processor, and whether or not it's smarter to get the quad, or get the faster clocked dual core. Ultimately I don't think it's going to make that much of a difference.
Diamond 4870PE51G ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-Express 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Video Card
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive WD1001FALS
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775
Lifetime Series Pro 750W Psu
Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 8GB 2 x 4GB PC2-8500 1066MHz 240-Pin DDR2
Cooler Master RC-932-KKN1-GP HAF 932
MSI P45 Neo3-FR Intel P45 Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1600 MHz PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 ATX Motherboard
Acer V223-WBD 22" Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor (Black)
Logitech 970175-0403 Z-4 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer (Black)
I'll be probably buying a new keyboard, and will be cannibalizing the 20x dvd read optical drive from my other system.