I will be building my first rig between around the 2nd/3rd week of December. I cant wait for anything to come out past that time frame. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Budget: $2500 or less
This build will need everything except a sound card. (Monitor, OS, Keyboard, mouse, ect...)
I'm not going to overclock right now.
I want this to be as future proof as possible, i.e. able to upgade parts multiple times before a total overhaul.
Here is my list of parts so far:
Case: Collermaster RC690 Mid Tower - $80
MOBO: ASUS Maximus Formula LGA 775 X38 - $280
CPU: Intel Q6600 - $280
RAM: G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 - $170
GPU: EVGA 8800GT 512MB - ~$300 (I heard that the G92 GTS comes out on Dec 3rd is that true?)
HDD: WD Caviar 500GB 7200rpm WD WD5000AAKS - $105
PS: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750Quad (750W) - $180
Keep the power supply it's good. If your gonna Vista might as well go the way with Ultimate 64x. Are you spending as little as possible? or is the limit $2500. Cuz I'm pretty sure you can SLI the 8800GTs with that budget. And 24" screen.