Guys/Gals after about 2 months thinking about it I have got a final spec... Just wondered what everyone thought abotu my spec
Uses of the PC - Looking to setup virtual servers/clients also play a fair amount of games. Mainly Hl2/COD/Battlefield. Would obviously like to be ready for the next HL installment. Also use HD's a lot, so would like reliability for data storage.
Now... The spec below i altered a bit from my original plan, originally i had 2x320gb sata HD and an undecided GFX card, i then noticed that if i dropped a HD (with the intention of buying later) i could purchase a 8800 GTS almost-ish within my £1000 budget... I then started thinking about buying the 680i chipset so id have SLI "just in case", but the waiting for the price to drop will kill me! (The EVGA one does look nice though )
- Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB)
- Asus P5W DH Deluxe Wi Fi
- Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-6400C4 TwinX
- 8800 GTS BFG
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM x1
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)
- AeroCool Cool panel 2
Whats everyone think? Should I get the 8800gts now and sacrafice £60 of budget/another HD or get a lesser card. Its better to be futureproofed for DX10 i guess!? Should i wait till the 680s are tried and tested to just after xmas?