I'm just getting into computer building and I wanted some advice from some of you guys about what I should use and if what I have come up with so far would be a good choice for a computer. The highest I am willing to spend for everything is about $1100. These are the components I have come up with so far:
Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
I already have a keyboard and mouse so that is why it isn't included. Also, I'd just load Win XP PRO 32-bit on since 64 bit isn't really compatible with a lot of programs. Once 64-bit is more mainstream, then I'll buy it, so then I can use my RAM to it's full potential.
I'm looking at doing some heavy computer gaming, especially with crysis, so hopefully I can run it at high to very high with a playable FPS.
So overall, how does it look? Any incompatabilities that you notice? Anything you would change?
After all those Mail in Rebates, its down to $1020.38
This Build has a great heat sink so if you are planning on overclocking you have something good to cool it down. This 1GB 4780 hands down beat the GTX 260 any day, much more when OC'ed. In the future you can add another 1GB 4780 and see another boost in peformance. If you are worried about the PCI Express 2.0 - x8, when crossfire. Don't worry about it. It will only impact performance by 1-2%
I'm pretty sure your okay on the gpu fitting. As for the 64 bit having compability issues, I read that it got better and people seem to have no problems with it now, but i'm not totally sure. The usage of 4 gigs seems to be the main reason why people get it and plus it's 64 bit Vista. Come on, that doesn't make you want to get it? LOL! No, but I'm sure on this.