I have about $1500 to spend, just on the tower. I bought an Alienware case on ebay, it's perfect. It's big, its got 3 120mm fans and yeah, I like it. So far I have these parts....
MOBO---Asus P5E3 Deluxe
PROC---Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM-----OCZ Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3
Case---Alienware case bought on Ebay
Graphics card---Havn't picked one yet, most likely the 9800 series
Hard Drive--- WD 10k HD
Operating system- Vista 64 bit
I'm open to suggestions. This system will be used for gaming, although from the parts picked, I would like to future proof my computer.
Any thoughts on the operating system I picked, DDR3 ram and my mobo?
Thanks for your input.
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ugh you can future proof that well with nayhelm coming so soon, wait a couple weeks to decide on grapfics card xigmatek has really good coolers, dont bother with ddr3, or p5e3 grab their delux p5q and 4 or 8gigs of ddr2, with the savings get a q9300 or q9450
+1 for gator.
Skip the 10k hard drive, the speed increase is not worth the cost.