1) No DVD drive? I think I'd put that on any system I get if not a DVD burner.
2) There are stories like, "On April 22, Intel is slated to announce a 40 percent price cut on its current quad-core processors and significant drop on Core 2 Duos, channel sources said." that would likely make me wait a few weeks for the price cut to try to save some on the purchase.
Last time I built a computer was about 5 years ago. I'm looking to do a major upgrade, but my amatuer knowledge of current technology is making me hesitant. I just wanted to list the componants I'm looking to grab and get some opinions.
Computer built at www.smksuperstore.com/ : ($1400)
Asus Complete System w/ Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz) (LGA775)
Asus P5B-VM LGA775 Core 2 Duo G965 SATA2 A&V&GbE MATX Motherboard
Cooling Package w/ Whisper CPU Fan, 2 Stealth Case Fans & Arctic Silver
Windows Vista Home Premium
Atlas Precision Brand - 2GB DDR2-667 Dual Channel Kit
320GB 7200RPM SATA2 16MB Cache HDD
160GB 7200RPM SATA2 8MB Cache HDD
Thermaltake Swing VB6000BWS Mid-Tower Case (Black)
Okia 680 Watt Power Supply (Dual Core Certified)
Extra parts from Amazon:
PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Graphics Card
Samsung 226BW 22-Inch Digital/Analog Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)
Is there anything here that looks like it could be a mistake, or are there any incompatibilities that you can see? Thanks in advance for any advice!