this is my first time building a new computer and i need help with the compatibility and all. not only that, but can someone plz tell me some other sites than newegg.com to get quality computer hardware cheap. ther is pricewatch.com but i prefer newegg over that because not only is it organized but somewhat cheap. well here goes, don't mind the long post, it's mostly paste and copy.
Foxconn CASEDGE Diabolic "Minotaur" Case with 400W Power Supply (Red&Black)
CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
Lite-On Black 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive
NEC 8X Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model ND-2500A
NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo BLACK USB/ PS/2 105keys
Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 (2)
3Net Internal 56K PCI Fax Modem
NEC/MITSUBISHI FE771SB-BK 17" SuperBright Diamondtron CRT Monitor (it's flat screen)
EPoX "EP-4PCA3+" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
Intel Pentium 4/ 2.4C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade - Retail
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card
Logitech Z-2200 2 Satellite THX-Certified Speaker System
POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP
all this costs me about 1500, my goals is to bring it down to around $1200, that's why i need the new sites to find quality computer hardware cheap.
anohter thing is that i have heard that Amd systems are better for gaming than intel, is that tru? and what brand of hard drive and memory is good, i have a maxtor harddrive and 2 mushkin memory. this is my first time building a new computer, so any help or suggestion is more than appreciated.