The time has come for me to retire my system that I originally built in 2002. I've upgraded the RAM, the graphics card but the board and CPU have stayed the same. I've come to find out that CoD4 won't support my Athlon XP 3000+ so it's time to build a new one from the ground up. Basically I'm trying to build a computer that will allow me to play the latest games (which is what I use my comp for mostly), not necessarily at the highest settings but will be able to be upgraded in the future. I went out and got a killer deal for an 8800 GTX and figured I'd get a value RAM in meantime to off set the cost and get some premium stuff later. I don't wanna overclock my stuff, I've had some bad experiences with it.
I've got a couple pieces so far and I'm looking to put the finishing touches on it this week. What I have so far is:
Now here come the questions...
Will that power supply be able to handle two 8800 GTXs? I plan to eventually get two and changing out a new power supply doesn't sound fun.
I can't decide between processors, either the Core2Duo 6750 or the 6850. Is there really that much difference between the two to warrent paying $80-$100 more for the 6850?
As far as motherboards go, I usually go with Asus but I've been out of the loop for so long I have no clue about them.
And finally RAM, it used to be to easy to figure out which is the best. I'm looking for value and will upgrade later. I've heard Kingston works pretty well and A-data was also a good value buy. Any thoughts? I'm going to go with 4G to work with Vista and again I'm completely clueless to which RAM would be best.