TOTAL AFTER SHIPPING = 2,071.69 MY BUDGET WAS 2000.
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY VERY FIRST BUILD. I HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED THESE PRODUCTS YET, BUT I WILL IN A FEW HOURS. JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE FOR ANY LAST MINUTE TOUCH-UPS FROM THE EXPERTS/YOU GUYS OR GALS.
DONT MIND SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY, ALTHOUGH I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A CHEAPER MORE EFFICIENT RIG. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HOW DO YOU THINK I WILL DO WITH SOME OF THE NEWER VIDEO GAMES WITH THIS BUILD?
if ur looking for efficiency, u could pick a geforce 285 instead two 260s. it will give more room for upgrade later on and wouldnt consume as much power(so u can use a smaller PSU uf ur aiming to save cost). there will be some performance loss, but its not gonna be significant. besides, having an SLI than a single board is more complicated to optimize cuz there's the tweaks, heat management, programs that doesnt support SLI and so on. =D
if u wanna cut cost so u'll get to ur 2000$ budget, maybe cancel the CPU cooler, as long as u dont OC ur CPU like crazy, and regularly dust off ur stock cooler, it should work fine.
I never went through with that purchase. im still waiting for some prices to drop, plus i wont be home to build it until june so no since in buying the products now. i have made some changes from that original list. all these products are from newegg.com
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319
XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817189017
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811103011
why not trade in the Asus P6t Deluxe for the regular version of P6T and save you extra dollars there. also why not get two gtx 275s or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im sure it will be less when other cards come out like XFX Black Editon which will have PhYSX and CUDA or whatever