I've been doing alot of research and have gotten alot of good information from this forum so i thought i would post my build and hope for top notch input
My build will be for gaming, Crysis and so on and upcoming titles like Fallout. Im trying 2 build it so that i can improve on it in the future. cause i'll have more money down the road but i need something playable now.
the build ive worked up at the moment is around 1300, I can spend as much as 2000... but the parts seem to be in the "in between" right now so im thinking about holding on to some and upgrading later.
229.99 - Intel Xeon E3110 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail (its basically the same as the E8400 only 20 bucks less, if im wrong please tell me)
259.99 - EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (including crysis) (im looking to replace this one with a pair of 9800 GT in SLI)
138.00 - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Desktop - Retail (two of these)
109.99 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (in future im looking at raiding and getting a backup.)
159.99 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail
119.99 - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail
Grand total of 1279... plus shipping and all that.
i used evga for its step up program, but im open for any and all input here guys, and i thank you all in advance for your help.