Hi I was hoping come people form the forums could look over my list for my wife's new comp. She will mainly use it for gaming, but she doesn't let me over clock her machines or tinker with them much so OCing is not important. We do live in Hawai'i and it is warm almost all year round in our apartment, high 70's to 90f. With that in mind I need something that will stay cool but is not to noisy. I'm thinking of going with one VGA card as my wife's screen is 1600x1050 and SLI/CF does not really kick in until higher res and heat might be an issue with two cards. I'm not totally sure about the MB I have so any suggestions would be nice. My budget for the build is $1500 with shipping, and my current list is under that. I will be ordering the heavier items form Amazon.com as they will ship them to Hawai'i for free with super saver, saves me $90 in shipping on the case alone. I'm about $150 under budget so if you can see any thing that might help please let me know. Thanks much
I would go for the WD caviar 640gb HD. It is only 5 bucks more and you will get another 140gb of storage!
Other than that it looks good!
The MOBO you have selected won't allow crossfire, but you said that wasn't important so I think you will be fiine.
Thanks for the info on the HDD, I switched to the 750 WD. I was unaware of the PMR benefit. Yeah I lucked out marring her, playing online games with your best friend in the same room rocks, and gives you an edge not having to use Vent or Teamspeak. I still wonder about the MB, I read some people had problems with it when using Vista 64. Does any one know of a decent p45 board at about the same price?