Hi guys, I've been trying to mess around with building an entirely new PC, but of course I'm no PC buff of any sort. Yeah, I understand what most people would consider the basics I suppose...
Anyhow, I tried to put a lot of effort into this build but I'm almost certain I'm overlooking some major flaw. I chose a motherboard that can support SLI for, if in time, I need to buy a second video card I can have the option for expansion. My goal is to stay under $1000, so if you have any recommendations which can significantly improve my build and still stay under that price than please feel free. Just saying this so people don't tell me to go with something crazy like extreme processors or something haha. So if you could, please give me any opinions on improvement to my build, and thank you.
Purpose: The main focus of this new build will be mostly for gaming. I'm not an extreme gamer, but I'd like to have the ability to at least play new games on normal settings and get good and constant fps and such.
Yeah I have to admit I don't really know too much about different RAM speeds, so 1066 would be a bit overkill?
Basically I want to have a good system for today, but what about a few years from now? That's why I want to be able to have the ability to use SLI in the future, same for being able to go with a quad core in the future as well.
What is the contrast with 8800GT to 9600? I did hear they're very close, but I really don't have the details, opinions?
Thanks for all the input so far guys, I really appreciate the help.