I finally built my new computer last weekend. Overall everything went well. It took me quite a few hours, probably a few hours longer than it should have. This was my first PC build, not my last!. The biggest problem I has was a checksum error that I kept getting. I spent a few hours trying to figure out the problem and then after reading online some possibilities, I realized that it was one of my memory modules that was bad.
Overall I love this thing, it is lightening quick compared to my old PC. I fly through processing pictures with PSCS3, it unbelievable how fast it processes things.
Here is what I put in her:
Antec 900 case
Gigabyte EX38-DQ6 MB
Gigabyte Radeon HD 3870 video card
Antec 650 Power supply
2 Seagate 400Gb HD
SATA DVD Burner Zalmann 9700 CPU Cooler
Geil Evo One 4gb(2x2gb) Memory modules, I will have a total of 8gbs. My one module is bad so I need to send the set back. I bought another set so that my PC would not be down.
Now I just need to figure out about a new monitor. I have a 17" one now. I am leaning towards a 24" due to the better resolution, I just need to narrow it down. Plus, I can't wait to have dual monitors!
I think that pretty much covers everything. Here is a link with pictures: