Hi guys, I am planning to build a new gaming rig to take advantage of all the new game releases and upcoming titles. My budget is a decent $2000 AUD, and I've come up for a build around this amount and need feedback on the various parts. Here are the specs and a little explanation why I chose it.
Cooler Master RC-690 Black Tower Case (No PSU) -> Cheap, looks decent and I like bottom mounted PSUs.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750/ 2.66GHz/ 4MB Cache/ 1333FSB/ LGA775 ->[/b] Cheap and most games right not don't take advantage of quad cores anyway. May upgrade to penryn quads in the future.
XFX 8800GT 512MB DH DVI PCIe -> It's a 8800GT what can I say? Also, only decent brand/model where I will be buying parts from.
Samsung 20" 206BW WIDESCREEN BLACK LCD -> 1680x1050 native resolution, decent price and I trust Samsung LCDs. Lite-On Super Allwrite SATA Lightscribe DVD Re-Writer (20x/8x Dual Layer Black) -> Nothing to say really.
Thermaltake Tough Power 750W Active PFC 14cm Fan & Cable Management -> I know 750W is overkill, however I do plan to OC, and this is the only decent PSU available.
Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2 -> I don't need much space, and this is cheap and reliable.
Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB) TWIN2X2048-6400C4 Ram -> I trust Corsair and 800 Mhz is enough.
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit DVD - OEM -> Might as well buy Vista if I'm building a new PC.
Zalman CNPS9700NT CPU Cooler -> Best available air cooler.
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 motherboard -> Now, this is what I'm unsure of mainly, I thought if I went with an x38 mobo I would be good to upgrade to the new penryns later on, however x38 mobos are quite expensive and I thought of going with a p35 mobo, If I do choose a p35 mobo It would be the GA-P35-DQ6.
Finally, please keep in mind even though I am fairly sure of most of the parts I will use, I'm still open to valid opinions of changing parts. Thank you.
Well my options are pretty much anything, however it's easier to buy from one place rather than going to multiple places. However the place I'm getting the most of the parts from has a range of Antec Neo/Truepower and Thermaltake Toughpower/TR2 PSUs.