I'm looking for advice and suggestions from some of you experts on a new build I'm looking to do. I'm not looking for top of the line things, ideally I'd like to keep it under $600 or $700 at most. But I certainly don't want to sacrifice quality or stability for price either. I put together a system based on some parts I found from Newegg, any advice or suggestions to this would be very much welcomed. I will primarily be using the system as a file server (we stream video to our xbox from it) and gaming. I don't play those top of the line FPS games, more MMO games like WoW and such so I don't think I need real cutting edge parts. However, I might try some future titles like the new Diablo and Starcraft 2 and I'd like to have a system that can run those well also. This is the system I have come up with so far:
I'm not really sure about the case and PS combo here. Is that PS good and will it suffice for the system I have here? Is that RAM quality? If it turns out the case and PS were not adequate I was also looking at these instead:
Is this case and PS worth the extra $80 or $90? How about the rest of the components how do they stack up? I was thinking of getting the Windows Vista x64 version also (I currently have XP x86), but I'm not sure if its worth dropping the money. What is really enticing in the x64 version is the increase in available RAM. But if I'm not going to take advantage of that quite yet I wonder if its worth dropping the money for it right now or just wait. TIA for any help you can provide!
The antec basiq line is not highly rated by a lot of people heres a link to a rating guide by better overclockers than me http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/369181/323050/...
A 4670 would be cheaper and would be overkill for WoW on a 22 inch or less and should be able to play starcraft or diablo with decent specs.
One thing I just realized I forgot to mention, I have a large widescreen monitor and I run at 1900x1200 (games included) should I take that into consideration when selecting the video card? And will the 4670 run things at that res fine?