Hey guys, I think I've got what I want here but it would be great if you all would give your input. This is my second build, my first without help, I want reliability more than performance, but I am a gamer so I want a nice system. I don't want to spend my time replacing parts etc. I'll probably overclock the cpu but nothing too serious, like I said reliablity then performance. Not looking to spend much more than $1400 and I'm at $1360 now. But I'm definitely looking for any input. Also, I'm planning on using my widescreen HDTV as a monitor, will there be a problem with that at all? Thanks for the help.
First of all don't get the SLi, you definetly don't need it. Unless you are getting another card within the next month. I'd get a A8NE or a DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D. Otherwise that looks pretty good. Though if you can, go with a XFX OC or mabye even a GTX.
Okay, well I changed the video card to an xfx Geforce 7900GT Extreme. I'm gonna stick with an Asus motherboard but I did get rid of the SLI, and changed the HDD to a 160GB WD Caviar SATA 3.0 GB/s. Not sure if that's what you meant on the HDD but that's what I came up with and it's cheaper and seems like it would be good for me. Thanks for the help, here's the updated list.
In theory, it will give me more head room for overclocking the cpu, since you don't have to overclock the ram ( until you get past PC4000 speeds). If I remember, the prices are fairly close. I just see it as OC insurance.
I try not to count on rebates, either. I've been burned in the past, no big whoop. If you can order from Newegg, I have heard great things about them, however. I've heard several stories about them crediting your order when the manufacturer drops the ball.