Alright, so here are the specs I'm thinking about for my first PC.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
eVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW Motherboard
4 GB DDR2 Ram (Using Vista 64-bit)
XTX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition
Maxtor 500gb HD
XION Simple Power 630W
Apevia X-Cruiser Case
Basic DVD Drive
I'll obviously be using this for gaming. However, even though I'm thinking of getting the GTX 260, I'm not really a hardcore gamer. I just thought it would be nice to be able to play modern and future games without any problems. Plus it comes with FarCry 2.
I already bought the power supply because I found it at an unbeatable price elsewhere. One issue is that it doesn't have any 8-pin connectors (which the cpu would require). I did some research and a 4-pin connector will work fine. Apparently the situations where the power an 8-pin connector supplies is significantly better than that a 4-pin connector supplies, are few and far between (at least I hope). Any comments on this? I think 630W should be ample and leave a bit of room for future upgrades.
I'm choosing this motherboard because it is a fair amount cheaper than its 780i counterparts. The main difference is that it does not support 3-way SLI, something I don't think I'd implement for many many years if at all. It is a year old, but it seems to have a fair amount of features for its price (I can probably get it for $160).
I'm not interested in Blu-Ray or TV-tuners, but may get a wireless adapter as it would be a pain to run a network cable into the room I'm going to be keeping this.
My budget is supposed to be $1500, but I realize that I will go over this if I get a good monitor, keyboard and mouse (I have good speakers already). This is alright though.
Any feedback or suggestions?
EDIT- Also note the above prices are in Canadian dollars.