First build, so I'm flying a bit by the seat of my pants here, but let me know what you think.
Purpose is a mid-range "good enough" gaming build that'll last me a few years with some minor upgrades (second vid card SLI, maybe a faster hard drive, etc). I realize I'm not getting the full 4gb RAM without Vista64, but it's cheap and I don't feel like dealing with 64 driver issues.
I've also included EVERYTHING I'll be buying, including thermal paste, office, OS, etc.
i like the rig its great i will make just a few suggestions
first i would go with a western digital hdd just an opinion
next if you have a little more cash i would go ahead and get the 750 watt by corsair it has 4 6+2 pins the 650 only has 2 so if you are going to SLI down the line it would be easier and the 750watt only cost like 20bucks more.....
i am for the 64 bit os +1
personally i like artic silver 5 over tuniq TX-2
these are just nit picks(the PSU you should look at mostly) but i thought i might as well put in my 2 cents
changed a few things for the build. Read some unfortunate things about nvidia mobos, so I've switched to a slightly nicer intel board and upped the ram to 1033, along with a 4870 instead of the GTX260.
Plenty of room in my budget, but don't want to get in the realm of "pay double for 5% better performance".