Hard Disk: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $300 @ newegg
PSU: XIGMATEK|NRP-HC1201 1200W RT $279 @ newegg
Budget: $2200 Total: $1533 leaving me $667 for new GPU's when the price drops/revised cards.
GPU: I salvaged the XFX 8800GT out of my old P4 Dell that I installed last year when they came out. I am going to use it until the revised g200 cards come out for a twin SLI build, I am thinking 2x ***260/280*** whatever the names will be when they are revised and the initial price drops.
Sound Card: I salvaged the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS out of my old P4 Dell.
I am still new at doing this all myself, but after building this system and being lucky not to have any parts needing an RMA, I am very proud of this system and myself. I only wish I had started doing this years ago, wow the money I could have saved!
Once again, thank you for all the insight and support. I really appreciate it! This thing runs Age of Conan on high settings very well. I am getting 30-80FPS!!!!
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I forgot to add....
I salvaged the CD/DVD +RW out of my P4 Dell also. ( it's actually a Sony I bought years and years ago from a store somewhere and installed into the Dell when I bought it in 2004)
Grats ! It's a real good feeling when it all works isn't it ?