Today I will finish research on the rest of the components. These components are not a big deal, so the research should not take too long.
For a floppy drive I just wanted a nice drive that I knew would work. I was not looking for anything special, so I just went to www.pricewatch.com and looked for a drive. I decided to go with the Sony 1.44 MB floppy drive because I have had great success with Sony products in the past and I know this component will work well for me.
I don't need a network card because the motherboard I decided to go with has onboard ethernet capabilities, so that is something I can eliminate from the list.
I have had great success with my 17" Dell P780 monitor. It is a flat screen (not flat panel) monitor and has extreme clarity and low glare. It has also been voted the best monitor to have for four years in a row, so I will order another one.
Again, I love my Microsoft Optical mouse, so I will keep this one and use it with my new computer. It is so easy to use and I have never had a problem with it.
Now, for a keyboard I had to do some research. Right now I am using a Dell QuietKey, but it is not great for ergonomics and is just the basic model. After looking through some sites I wandered onto the Logitech site and found a really nice keyboard. The Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard has a nice ergonomic design and quick keys for easy access to music, DVDs, and the internet. Plus it has a five year warranty.
Today I found out that if something works well for you, why change it? I decided to go with the same monitor and mouse because they have worked so well for me. I have never had any problems with either of them, so I would rather not try something new that I may not like. Tomorrow I will be ordering everything, so that should be an interesting experience.