Im building a new rig and need some help. Im going to be reuseing some of my old hardware along with my new stuff and is as follows.
Hdds 1 74gb raptor, 250gb seagate
Sound card Sound blaster Audigy SE
PSU Ultra 600w
Lite on Cd/Dvd burner
As far as the GPU goes that is going to a brand new XFX 8800 Ultra I picked up off TD for $199. Now comes the hard part, what to do about a Mobo and Cpu. Ive narrowed it down to three options a stupid fast overclocking dual-core, a budget build that will last a while and is best price to performance ratio, and a modern quad core gaming machine.
The thing that sucks about this rig is I hate to get a Q9550 or a E8400 or E8500 for that matter without E0 Stepping and im getting tired of waiting. I do about 33% gaming and 33% multitasking and 33% overclocking. I know the dual will be better for gaming but since ebay and paypal are such a PITA now I dont like selling stuff on Ebay anymore because I have to wait for my money forever so building a quad machine should last me a while and maybe ill be able to skip Nehalem all together.
For the 1st two options I would get the LT p35 over either the DK or TPower mainly because it is a 6 layer 8 phase board compared to the 4 phase and 4 layer of the DK and it looks like the TPower is also.
For the third option I would get the Rampage Formula since from what I have seen it is about the best for clocking the 45nm quads.
Whats wrong with the system you already have??
Pop in the 8800 Ultra, add 2gb, and you have a great box.
The problem with the system I already have is I dont have one lol. The striker has been sold for sometime and just recently the E8400 and 8800gt. So im missing a mobo and cpu. I sold the striker for a evga 780i and got 2 8800gt's but im done with Nvida chipsets and my 19" monitor doesnt really scale in SLI.