Re: First PC Build
First off, welcome to CF, now lets see if we can be of some help to you.
Well the major points were hit by Rudster816 and NEED WOW NOW, though I'm usually really picky with power supplies, since it's an Antec case, I'll trust that the PSU isn't complete and utter garbage. You really should consider bumping up to a 8600GTS or something if your budget allows you to. As for OS, Vista still has many compatibility issues with various programs, but you know, chances are if you go XP now, somewhere down the road you're gonna have to bump up to Vista, so it's just up to you whether the time between now and when the Service Pack 1 is released is worth 100 dollars to you for a XP Professional OEM. Also, you might want to consider an SATA DVD+/-Drive instead of an IDE. Otherwise, I really like your selection and you should be able to have lots of fun with it. Your RAM is good, Crucial is very reputable for it's memory.
It'd be fine if you bought this rig without changing anything, you have all the components to make a computer work, and I understand that if you bump up to an 8600GTS it may exceed your budget, but you should definitely try to get it, it's just so much more worth it.
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