Well, I am really new to all of the build your own pc and picking out my parts and what not so please change or make switches to make the list the best possible for the price. Thank you again. I already have my mouse, keyboard and monitor.
Are you planing on hacking the drivers to run sli on a p35 board? otherwise you need an sli motherboard.
and I wouldn't worry about the monitor resolution that much and other than that your build looks fine.
Thanks guys. So I should want a couple of days for the new Nvidia card to release? What is it called and how much does it cost? I'm a newbie with all of this. I don't really know much about my monitor honestly. I received it as a gift. I'll change my motherboard though.
1) GTX260 ...this is a midrange card (though still expensive at $450)
2) GTX280 ...this is the high end card ...($600 plus)
Nvidia have run out of names for the series... so they put up those two names. In the earlier series 8 series, performance wise--> 8800GS<8800GT<8800GTS<8800GTX. Then they came up with the 9x series and released 9600GT which performed close to 8800GT... and 9800GTX which underperformed its name. Since they didnt want to name their new GPUs 10,000 or 9900 they named them as GTX260 and GTX280.
No idea as to to what names there would be AFTER GTX260 and GTX280.
If you are waiting for the New nVidia G280 or ATI 4870, you will need a PSU with a 8pin pci-e power connector. The PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, ULC, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail $139.99 ($109.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate), plus Free 3 Business Day Shipping is a great buy. Also OCZ owns PC Power & Cooling as of last year but continues its brand name.
Changing out CPU/Motherboard on Intel with AMD System. The cost after Rebates would be $872.59
If you want to go this way. Also do not know what parts you would be using from your old computer in this build that would offset prices above.
it's logical that a 9600GT (midrange) performce like a 8800GT (older generation highend) that's the meaning of new generations.
only the 8600 didn't perform like a 7800 or 7900. because the 9 series had to be the eight seiries and bla bla bla (oldstuff)
but i just want to know if that 260 would be the 10600 as a mather of speaking. the folower of the 9600GT. because for that pricerange, nvidia realy have to think that they will be the master gpu makers for the future games of tomorow.
mmh i only want a Q9300 and an high end graka in september...
if you're building a budget oriented system from the ground up like you are, you may wish to wait for the new video cards to be released to either get a gtx 260/ati4870 or a pre-gen card for a clearout price
at this moment in time the best value for the buck SLI bundle is the 9600 GTs, I use 8800 GTs myself and I like the performance. I think it'll be worth waiting for the new vid cards though.