I have done a lot of component swapping but just recently I have been getting into the idea of building my own PC. I have an HP DV9000z which I love, but at the same time its being taxed quite a bit to do a lot of the operations I ask of it. I have been considering another desktop for a while (as my last 2 PCs were notebooks) and am sick of dealing with the big companies. I basically want an all-around powerhouse while on a decent budget. I am not a huge gamer but I definitely want some excellent capabilities as far as that is concerned. Here is the setup I was considering after browsing Newegg for countless hours. Please give me your thoughts/advice/questions for I am still fairly new at this and look forward to the challenge!
Case- XION Onyx XON-303 (45 w/ rebat)
Mobo (here is where I may need some advice)-SUS M3A-H/HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard (100 w/ rebate)
CPU- AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz (235)
RAM-G Skill 4gb (2x2gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram 1066 (150 w/ rebate)
Video Card-XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
HDDs-2x Seagate Barracuda 250GB/7200rpm/SATA 3.0 (third drive too? Never made a multiple HDD system)
Optical Drives-Already own a Pioneer DVR-215D, was thinking of putting that, a Sammy S-203b and I would like a blu-ray writer but they are a bit out of my pricerange right now, but can anyone recommend a drive that reads them well at a decent price?
Now my questions are recommendations on an excellent DVD±RW drive (SATA) for reading?
-Sound card? Or is the mobo enough for most?
-Blu-ray and HDD recommendations…
-What sort of power supply?
Thanks for your input!