alright i've given this a lot of thought
I am building a new system for a friend
here's what i got:
motherboard: p4p800-deluxe: $176 Cad
Processor: P4 2.6C ghz HT 800 FSB: $295 Cad
Memory: 2 X 512M DDR-PC3200: 400mhz Spectek /Infineon : $200 Cad
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro : $230 Cad
Case: Antec Sonata: $138 Cad
CDRW: lite-on black 52X24X52 : $55 Cad
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 80 GB 8MB Sata 7200rpm: $119 Cad
total: $1213 Canadian dollars
he's looking for equal mix of affordable price and performance
this is the best list i can come up with.
I'd like some positive and constructive comments on my selection thx.