Re: newb questions help is aprreciated
You have to get a video card, otherwise you can't see anything on the montior, as that motherboard doesn't have onboard video.
The IDE drive is fine, saves a lot of hassle when installing (trust me!), but is slightly slower and cheaper. Get the 3500, not much worse and a big saving. It's exactly the same speed, just with less cache, and cache doesn't make that much of a difference.