Budget = Around $1100
Screen and Speakers already have so not needed.
Needed - All else including cooling for future overclocking.
The most important pieces are the CPU, MB, Mem, heatsink, and PS.
Will probably go with single HD (West Dig 400-500 GB and add 2nd later if needed)
Ideas - CPU Intel Q9550 but open to suggestions.
Prefer Intel and nVidea (possibly the 9800 gtx but open to suggestions)
OS - Probably Vista 64 but plan to upgrade to Win 7 when its ready.
All suggestions much appreciated! Thanks.
Medieval II Total War fan and looking forward to March launch of next version.