I want this system for running multiple OS's with virtualization software
(hence the quad core CPU). I probably have more motherboard than I
need, but the abundance of SATA, USB, Firewire ports drew me to the
ASUS P5Q Pro.
I could also save money on cheaper hard drives, but I like all of the
positive comments on the WD 640s.
My graphics selection is probably considered weak by all of the gamers
on the forums, but I won't be doing any serious gaming. The EVGA 8600GT
seemed like a pretty good buy with the rebate even though it is likely
overkill for me.
I also added the Artic Cooler Freezer 7 just in case I decide to overclock.
I didn't see the OCZ Reaper memory on the list of supported DIMMs
on the ASUS P5Q Pro, but it looked like others have had success with
this memory. The current deal makes them pretty attractive.
Just looking for a sanity check. With rebates this system should come
in just under $800, so I feel it is a pretty darn good value. I welcome
any comments on the components I've selected.[/]
I would like to purchase this so that I have a nice project for Labor
Thanks for the reviews. I already own a DVD burner in another
system that I will likely transfer to this system ... and yes, the
power supply is a bit large, but this will give me some headroom
if I choose to upgrade my graphics down the road.
Yes ... I looked at other memory, but this is a good deal if I can
get the OCZ rebate. I've heard they are notorious for not delivering
on rebates, but I'm pretty good at making multiple copies of my
UPC labels and receipts, so I'll nag them if they don't provide the
rebate in a timely manner ... we'll see.