New Comp for Graphics
Ok I'm looking to spend around 1k give or take and I'm looking for something that will last me atleast 4 years or is atleast upgradable. Computer should be focused around comp graphics and running 2 of the programs at once. Only need motherboard, ram, video card, case, cooling, stuff like that dont want the sucker to melt on me. Thanks.
Check http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244441-31-gaming for a build. Its a bit more expensive than you are looking but should be a decent place to start. If you cut back on the CPU and get one hard drive instead of 2 you should just about be at your budget.
This is about as good as you can get for this money:
Centurion 534 $40
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3L $86
Freezer 7 Pro $22
Super Talent 2GB $94
EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB $260
Seagate 320GB $80
LG 18X 28
Xclio Goodpower 500W $50
$858.50 after $30 in rebates.
What do you have against Xclio? The ball bearing fan alone for the price of $50 says alot about a PSU.
It's actually a really good PSU for the money, I have one myself and it's been great. I would not have recommended it otherwise, for $50 you can't pick much better, maybe a 430W Forton Source, thats about it.
Those Seasonics cost $130 and 520HX is $100, quite a difference. And NeonHE... failure rate seems high, still
that was a bad batch only on the NeoHE :P and for running a 8800GTS... I wouldn't put my money on a $50 PSU, not even on an FSP $60 unit. Maybe if I was to run a cheaper GPU like X1950Pro or X1950XT, and even then, I would still try to get a good PSU. However I do admit that Xclio GreatPower series are decent to say the least.