I'll be buying my parts for my first homebuilt system in a couple of days, so I just wanted some opinions and all. By the way, I'll be buying everything from a local store, cuz if I were to order them from the internet, it would cost alot more (shipping, customs values, etc...) since I live in Lebanon.
Here are the parts:
I know the prices are somewhat higher to what you guys get outside, but it's what I have to make-do with. Would I be able to play some of the latest games with that config? Is the VGA card good enough? I won't be overclocking anything by the way.
Everything is good but if you can put your money where the CPU & graphics card is, there you will notice performance the most. With that CPU & GPU it would be a strain on you computer playing newer games like Bioshock, Oblivion and GRAW 1 & 2. If you could go with E6600 and a 8800GTS 320 then that would be great. I don't think it would cost that much more.
I thought about the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950Pro 512MB. It costs $230. I'm getting my parts from http://www.pcandparts.com/price.htm in case you wanna check out the high prices I have to deal with, heh. By the way, if you're checking out the site, you have to add 10% to the price for VAT.
I set up my limit for the VGA to $250, with a roof of $260 max.