I decided it's time to upgrade my computer. I am running a pretty old computer that includes a X2 4200, pc3200 ram and a 7900GS. It plays the games I want, but not on the settings they should be, so I decided to upgrade. Here is what I am thinking.
I have store credit so the Case (which I have worked with before, great case) and Powersupply are going to be "free". The rest I can do for about $800. I have a budget and really don't want to go up to $900 before tax. The main thing I was wondering was should I go with this motherboard or do you suggest something else? I don't plan on going with SLI any time soon I also don't really need Wifi. So any suggestion on a different motherboard would be great. I am going to use my 7900GS and grab a 8800GT when they go on sale later this month.
Only a 8800GT with a 750W PSU? That is too big. 550W is enough, unless you are using 2x8800GT, and I am a Corsair, Tagan, and Silverstone fan. So go for one of those.
About the cpu fan....do you intend to OC your system? if not or your aren not too hidh with the OC than Artic Freezer pro 7 (15 euro in germany) is enough, but if you are going a little higher that go for Zalman cnps 9700 Led (54 euro in Germany), or perhaps somewhere in the middle with.XIGMATEK HDT-S1283(35 euro in Germany). These babys are different in their prices but remember that there is one main thing...you get what you paid.
When I said "free" i meant with store credit I got from buying other things. However I will look into a less powerful PSU. Was looking to future proof a bit with it. I also don't think I will be Overclocking so I went with the Arctic.
I'd go with the Corsair vx550w PSU over the PCP&C 750w PSU. The PCP&C PSU is nice, but is WAAAYYY overkill for your setup. I believe the Corsair will last you a long time with your proposed setup. The Corsair has 41A on the 12V rail, so it'll be more than enough for even upgrades later. It also has a 5 yr. warranty too! I'd take the price difference (~$100) and put that towards at least the 8800gts (g92)/3870x2).