Re: First Build
why dont you just reuse the old monitor, the old speakers, the old computer case and just buy 1 motherboard 1 cpu 2 pieces of ram. YOu only have to spend 1 grand canadian, even less. man if i had 2000 canadian i could built a much better computer than that. i just spent 470 actually (canadian) and i have the same set up as you. 3200 amd 64 939 with motherboard. remove old motherboard from old computer case and put in it yourself. you dont really need a sound card use on board (save even more money that could go to something else more important).
It goes like this for me i spent 450 for motherboard and 3200 amd 64 cpu then another 450 for my 6800gt. Thats 1000 even less. Reuse all the old stuff trust me, hell you could even buy a 7800gtx if you reuse your old computer case, monitor, harddrive, speakers.
my prices are canadian by the way i live in toronto. and i spent just a hair under 1000 and i have exact setup as what you are buying for 2000.
where do you live in canada, is it toronto by any chance.