In the last week I was tempted into purchasing my needed wireless card at half-price, and a 750GB hard drive on sale with free shipping. I'll be getting the afore-mentioned sound card, plus an internal speaker, heatsink/fan and the loan of a CRT monitor (just until I can swing the cash for a decent LCD) from my fellow enthusiast.

Parts I have on hand:
  • ASUS VENTO 3600 Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Green)
  • XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz
  • Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 Memory (2 x 1024MB)
  • LKS WMP300N Linksys Wireless-N PCI Desktop Adapter
  • SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache PATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

Parts en route:
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • Sound blaster x-fi gamer (Per Dave)
  • CPU Fan + Heatsink
  • Internal speaker
  • CRT monitor

So this leaves me with needing a video card and a power supply. Just two items, but to get decent quality I'm looking at spending somewhere around another $250. Graaaaaaaah. I just don't have that kind of cash right now, but I want to finish this *so* badly!