I think I've settled on the hardware for my new computer. I need to sleep on it though.
- Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo Platinum
- CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
- Memory: Kingston HyperX 512M PC3200 (Dual-channel, and CAS level 2)
- Video card: Powercolor (ATI) Radeon 9600XT 128MB
- Also a new keyboard: Ortek SKB-2200
I'll probably ask for a 74G Western Digital Raptor (10k SATA) hard drive for my birthday. The video card decision was extremely difficult, but it came down to the fact that the Radeon 9700s were $50 more expensive from any vendor with more than a 70% rating on Pricewatch. This way, maybe I won't feel so bad about upgrading to an X800 or something in a couple years.
Update, 08-13: Slept on it, ordered mobo, CPU, and better memory than I had originally considered (with free FarCry, and a $30 rebate) from ZipZoomFly. Update 2: Ordered video card and keyboard from Newegg.