I was referred here by a friend of mine, he told me this was the best community to get advice from, so here I am!
Basically what I'm looking for is a fast gaming computer than can handle anything I throw at it. I will mainly use the computer to play games, listen to music, browse the web and edit videos. I'd love to be able to play WoW, have a browser open with several websites up, music jamming, in the middle of downloading something and using ventrillo at the same time without any sort of lag, having everything run as smooth as silk.
I want to be able to run games like WoW and Quake 4 at the highest settings, with everything running smoothly.
I'm still confused when it comes to the mobo and sound card. I'm not sure what a good mobo would be, one that would work with what I have picked out and one that is top notch quality.
Would these parts be able to do what I want?
Are they good quality and will last me a long time?
Any suggestions on a good mobo?
I've also noticed while looking around that some mobos already have sound cards, would it worth getting a new sound card?
Would it be a good idea to get CPU fans? Or any other fans?
Budget really isn't any issue, I'd like to keep it under about $1600 though. Any feedback would be much appreciated, because I really don't know anyone who builds computers. Anymore details that I can give that would help, please just let me know.
WElcome, glad you came.
The RAM you choose is wrong, you want DDR2-800
Nice case, I have one similiar to it.
AMD lowered prices, you might want a +6000
Thas MoBO looks good ASUS M2N-Plus SLI Vista Edition
Other stuff is ok, I think you should get one better card, like a 7950 for less money will run more newer games.
Putting two 7600GTs in SLi is a bad idea, you'd get MUCH better performance out of a single card for the same money. For example, an 8800GTS 320 costs the same as those two 7600GT's and would be 2-3 times faster.
nVidia 8800GTS 320mb. The exact manufacturer is up to you, EVGA is my favourite because they're a good quality name yet also cost the least in this case. Last I checked the EVGA was $280, or $260 with a $20 MIR.
i like how he said budget isint an issue but under 1600. anyway if your going to oc then cooling with your cpu and vid card is going to be an issue. if you are going to run everything stock then you needent worry to much. the amd 6000 is a power hungry bastard, rated at 125w so it makes alot of heat. the 8800 isint to bad on heat but it still makes things warm. plus your memroy is going to make heat. someone here said they had the same case so if the air flow it pretty good then, like i said before stock would be fine, but dont expect to go crazy if your want oc.
you need to get a different vid card. if you are limited by price look at what nvidia has just released. right now you have a pci video card, and unless you just windows to look better, then you will need at least a agp card. like the other guy said, go for the 8800 320 card. its a pci-e card which will work much better. if you do that then the mobo you will be looking for needs to support this:
am2 for the cpu
pci-e (go for pci-ex16)
ddr2 800 pc 6400 ram