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Two things - consider getting the case at a local computer store or something.  Shipping is $16 from newegg, a local computer store may only charge $50-60 for the case + tax.  Saving a couple of dollars.

While you mentioned you're trying to keep the cost under $700, why not consider a dual format DVD burner - they are going for as little as $75.  You're already spending $38 on a CD/DVD combo... it's not that much more.

Otherwise, looks good to me.
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Check out this site:

http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2231

Anandtech puts out monthly guides for building various types of systems (entry level, mid level, hardcore gamer, etc).  This is their entry level guide.

Just something to consider.

Jeff
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I have that samsung in my computer and I must tell you that it is not that quiet of a drive, don't know if this would be a concern, just wanted to let you know.
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Thanks for the info woodendude. No i have a pretty loud drive in my current system that ive grown used to, so i dont see it being a problem. Anyone have anymore advice? A friend of mine just suggested a nyko airflo mouse. Any comments on that?
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