Case Processor Motherboard RAM Graphics Card HDD Optical Drive Power Supply Water Cooling Total price: Around $950 (no shipping/handling plus taxes). To me, this seems like a good price. I'm getting a new computer that'll last me a while as I need one to do programming. I'll be doing intense graphics programming and shader programming on it, but the ability to play all the latest games is also a huge benefit for me, naturally. :P My thoughts: Spoiler Case: Nothing special, just needed a nice good case for a cheap price and this one seems to have good reviews and plus that handle may become useful if I need to move it around a lot. Processor: Intel Core i7 960 Bloomfield; I decided right from the beginning to get an i7 processor. This one is an upgrade from the one I was originally going to get (950 Bloomfield) but for the extra GHZ for $20 I thought why not. Motherboard: Supports my processor, RAM, graphics card, I thought why not. For a cheap price and good reviews too. Plus has USB 3.0 support so that's nice. RAM: 2x4GB 1066 from a good manufacturer. Most 2x4GB RAM sticks were around the same price but this one got really good reviews and they look cool to boot (even though I know I won't be seeing them :P). Graphics Card: Good manufacturer... but what attracted me was the 2GB of GPU RAM and was barely a price higher than the 1GB RAM so I thought it was a good choice, especially since I plan on doing tons of shader work on this. HDD: 500GBx2, all HDDs this capacity was pretty much the same price but Western Digital seems to be a reliable brand. I'm getting 2 HDDs instead of 1 1TB drive because it's slightly cheaper (like $2 cheaper) plus a friend once told me that it's good to have more HDDs and partitioned space than to have everything on one drive. I forget why though. Optical Drive: Just need one that can burn, this seemed to get good reviews. I don't know if it can burn CDs/DVDs, though but none of the optical drives on NewEgg specified if they can do burning. Power Supply: This one I am most unsure about... I THINK 600W might be too much but I don't know for sure, plus I would like to go with something cheaper but I was told NOT to skimp out on the power supply... Water Cooling: I'm getting this because apparently the fans on the Intel processors suck plus water cooling is appealing to me, and they're quiet and keep the computer cooler than fans. For a price like this I thought I should get it. What do you guys think? I'd really like to get a more educated purchase on the power supply but if guys can link me somewhere to get the same stuff or better for cheaper then I'll order from there but it seems to me NewEgg is the place to go. It'll also be nice to order everything from the same place. So yeah, as the topic title says... any suggestions?