Well my computer I built in 2000 is a champ, but its time to upgrade. Any suggestions with good reasoning, let me know. If you know or suggest a better part, post it. Will be ordering everything from newegg within the week.
I'm going to list everything I'm buying, down to the floppy drive and mouse I'll also include prices just so you have a reference. *The price does NOT include mail in rebates*. Here goes:
LIAN LI PC-60BPLUSII W Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
A few things to consider: (1) The 8800GT's cooler will drive you nuts and its annoying to listen to, the 8800GTS 512MB has a bigger, better, quieter fan system and overclocks like MAD. (2) I have the logitec G9 lazer and wished I had got the G5 Lazer. (3) You can get a better power supply, Enermax Infiniti 720W or Galaxy 850-1000W that are rated tier 1 for just a little more. (4) Tuniq Tower 120 will outperform the Zalman CNPS9700 LED for $20 less at NewEgg and is quieter also. Here is a temp guide for ALL CPU coolers taken from X-Bit Labs, have a look.
the g9 looks horrible, that's why. It's bulky and not at all sexy. It looks as bad as my 2000 series (2700 dpi) laser Fatal1ty. The Habu must be the best looking mouse.. nobugger seems to rant on about it though.. GodNowzY.
The zerotherm nirvana is a good cooler also, pretty easy install, but the motherboard has to be taken out, but with a new build its not a problem.
the nirvana is up there with tuniq and TRUE 120. maybe a degree or two difference
Because my G7 wireless died on me a few months ago and the G5 being the same mouse except being wired is the best gaming mouse around, I have been using it for as long as its been around. Logitec gave me a choice for replacement of my dead G7 wireless and I chose the G9, what a misstake that was. If I had it to do over again I'd choose the G5.
I can attest to the enermax being awesome, but the thermaltake he picked is pretty damn-near close in quality. The galaxy's are pretty pricey, about 250 for a 850w.
Your hdd are WAAAY overpriced for just 500gig, please tell me thats two 500's, otherwise, spend the same and get a 1tb hitachi. I can go to a store and buy the same HDD for 109.95, so yeah dont buy a 259.00 HDD, its just too much!
Don't get ANYTHING BLUETOOTH from logitech, i despise my mx5000 K+M. The connection will at random, disconnect my keyboard (this might be a vista issue). In any case, unless you can actually connect your phone up to the computer over Bluetooth (which in theory i can, but it wont access the phone, just show it).
The moniter is great, I recommend getting two. Dual screen is just fantastic, you could have all your work on one side and all your play (msn, poker, net etc...) on the other. Once you go duallies, you dont go back.
main point. DONT GET THAT HDD FOR THAT PRICE!!!GAH!
Take a look at these items, this psu is probably one-of-the-best for the price at buy.com $110 and seriously look at 2 hd's one (250gb) for the OS and the other one (500gb) for games, video(s), data, ect, you will definatley have better performance going in that direction. Also this case has a very high rating\review and very good air-flow. And the cooler has a fan provides very good cooling and has a great price.
CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Seagate Barracuda ST3250410AS 250GB 7200.10 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS 500GB 7200.11 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
You can buy a 8800 gts for 259 in canada at a retail store. So 314 is kinda high for it. So what about those HDD, anybody else notice they are 2.5 times the price they should be?
Yeah, dual moniter is the shiznit. It'll be the only thing you look at all the time when you buy the computer, so I personally put it outside the budget because it surpasses future upgrades and builds. Only thing i would do is get two 24" next build, my family really enjoys things when i upgrade since they get my hand-me-downs, haha. Maybe get a 22 and a 24, one for movies and tv/stuff, the 22 for gaming.
I was referring to the g92 version. And yes the old is a little slower, but nothing too extreme, i wouldnt say alot. That deal was a doorcrasher from canadian best buy. 319 for a gts 512mb is a pretty good deal.