Hey everyone, could I possibly ask you guys to look over it quickly?
I'll be ordering this within a week, and it will be used primarily for gaming, watching movies and to use CAD-type software. All this stuff will be ordered from Ncix (I am a Canadian Resident), unless anyone knows a better place to buy from. Here it is:
Video Card: New EVGA 512mb 8800GTS (ALREADY BOUGHT!!) Unfortunately I can't seem to find the link.. I will wait as long as I can to step up to the new high end cards, otherwise I will step up to the 1gig version of this card coming out.
Will this provide enough/reliable power for my setup? I would not like to go over $150 for this component.
Additional Cooling: Do I need any for the amount of overclocking I would like to do? The computer will most likely remain on 24/7. Air only please
OS: Vista 64bit Ultimate (I already have this)
Monitor: I will be using a 24" Samsung that I already have.
I'm not really trying to futureproof myself, I just want a computer that will last me sufficiently for about 1.5-2years (When the 32nm Nehalems are released, DDR3 ram is a reasonable price, and new forms of harddrives are released lol).
This came out to be $916 before taxes and shipping and not including $80 of MIRs. What do you guys think? Any suggestions/ways to save money? I would not like to go over $1,100 before taxes and MIRs. Any advice is appreciated
Since you are watching movies and gaming, you would probably find a decent sound card to be a nice addition. Look for the Creative Sound Balster Live! 24Bit or the Creative X-fi MP3 or Gamer edition. I have used the "Integrated High Definition Sound", and then I promptly went out and bought a sound card...it shouldn't run much over $50.