I\'m very new when it comes to PC building, though I\'ve learning as much as I can about the process within the past few months. Right now I have a parts list that I\'m pretty happy with, but since there seem to be a lots of collective PC building experience here I wanted to make sure I\'m not buying any parts that are incompatable; parts that will be insufficient for audio purposes, etc.
Here\'s what I\'ve picked out so far:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Hard disks: WD Raptor 36.7GB (as main disk)
...and a SAMSUNG 160GB 7200RPM SATA for the second drive.
CPU: P4, 2.8 GHz, 800 FSB
Memory: Kingston 1GB Kit 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KVR400X64C3AK2/1G
Memory heatsink: Thermaltake DDR&SDR
Video Card: ASUS GeForce2 MX400 Video Card
Power Supply: Fortron - 300W Switching Power Supply
CD-RW/DVD ROM: MSI Black 48X24X48X16 Combo Drive
Zalman NP(Noise Prevention)Heatpipe HDD Cooler (for the WD Raptor)
Case: Cooler Master Wave Master Black (this may be going overboard, but I\'m pretty much sold on this one.)
The sound card is a Terratec EWX24/96, which I\'ve already purchased.
$1,500 is pretty much the most I\'m going to possibly be able to pay at this point, and all of the above parts plus the OS, monitor, keyboard, etc. bring me pretty close to that limit. Some of the parts are more than I\'m likely to need anytime soon (like the HD capacity), but I\'d rather spend more now and not have to constantly upgrade than vice versa. But at any rate, this will all be replacing an 800MHz Celeron, so anything I buy will be a huge improvement;-)
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.