Originally Posted by wol-va-rine
lightscribe will burn a label onto the cd/dvd, but it takes a special disc, but those special discs are more expensive...
Yes..and oddly enough, most optical drives with LS are cheaper than those w/o which I've never really understood...maybe because they are mainstream.
EDIT: Okay. This is the last time I'm probably going to post anything worth really reading in here as it's taking a lot of time right now and I'm quite busy. Idk what your plans are, but it seems from your downgrades that you don't want to spend $1K but if that's still an option, this is what I'd get:
(Yes I know this is out of stock..you'll have to wait)
(Yes I know this one has the white on it, but if it were me and I cared about my budget, a little bit of white along with a great drive, cheaper price, and free shipping would make me not care)
Total Price = $776 with rebate on PSU if I added everything correctly and converted the rebate right.
Woops, just noticed that board doesn't have an X1 slot so I'd grab this tuner card
(there are so many, I just look for a reputable brand. Others may work for you, including the one you picked but I haven't a clue).
Having an mATX board is really a PITA because I was going to give you a few video card/sound card options in case you would want them in the future, but you aren't going to have room for all 3 (gotta count the tuner)...it'll be a tight squeeze with just an added video card since they are usually dual slot.
3rd Edit (
): Okay, so I was curious and wanted to see if I could still come in under $1000 with a little different setup:
PSU (Same as above)
Total = ~$1011.19 with rebates (if I converted right with rebates...if this is too much, you could ditch the sound card but you'll lose your optical sound output.
Again, you really should let us know the MAXIMUM you will spend on it. I highly suggest getting an ATX case over an mATX though..it just helps with future upgrades if needed...