TOTAL shipping+tax included = $659.21
a little bit more than my AMD build.like $50 more.
yeah i decided to take alot of the guy's advice and go with an intel based computer
i decided that overclocking wasn't my cup of tea and I'm just going to run things stocked
I can't go over $700.
Am i missing any thing major? I already have a external dvd drive, no need for another one.
Everything compatible? Like always, suggestions are welcomed.
Consider the Antec EarthWatts 430w.
That will save you some money along with the mobo listed above.
That may help you get a better GPU.
That GPU will not let you play many games at all.
An 8600GT may be OK for some GPU intensive games.
The 8600GTS/1950/7900GS the minimum for any of the games they use for benchmarking. And then the performance will not be good.
If you were willing to OC, which is far easier than assembling the computer, you could save about $80-$90 on the CPU when added to the other suggestions may get you an 8800GT or 8800GTS which would let you actually play games.
Switching to the E4500 will also save you some cash and will run "ok" on stock and add some funds for the 8600GTS/7900GS/1950pro
CPU: Intel E2160 OEM $72
MOBO: ABIT IP35-E $60AR
RAM: 2x1GB PC2-6400 (CL4) $40AR even $35AR available, just need to shop around
HSF: Any good HSF ranging from FREE AR, $2AR to $40, even $50+ for Tuniq Tower
GPU: 8600GT $75-80AR
PSU: Decent 500+ to 600Watt PSU $50-$100 with or without rebate
HDD: Depends on size, any SATA 3.0Gbps is good. Maxtor/Seagate's 7200.10 are great for their money. Might be able to toss in a Raptor if you don't need a monitor.
Get a decent casing, doesn't have to be expensive, what I do is mod it, get some fans installed.
Depends on what parts you get and how tight your budget is, you might still be able to squeeze in a 22" LCD for $180AR.
Install them, overclock them to 3.3-3.4GHz easily. My record on E2160 is 3.7GHz.
If you need help with overclocking, feel free to PM me. I've been overclocking systems to sell em' to ppl for the last 2 years, dealt with almost all the motherboards available in the market.