Have a buget of about 1600.00 to build a new gaming rig. Here is what I have so far but im not locked in on anything atm.
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz
EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 x2 (looking for 8 total gigs)
HT OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
Having trouble with finding a good MB and what PSU. Any help would be greatly appriciated and again im not locked on any one particular thing. Tried to build a Core i7 with my budget but cant get it under 1900.00 for the full rig : (
I got them from newegg lol. Im in the US. Canadian will be a little more expensive. If you want to go a little cheaper, just replace the processor with the Q6600 Quad Core, its $190 & dont get the Zalman bracket & that saves you $110 right there... also, if you dont like that case, you can find a slightly cheaper one & save another $10-$30
P2 isn't that good of a value if you consider similar C2Q processors. Intel just recently slashed prices on their processors, I think the q9650 is at $315 US right now, Check out this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Processor-Price-...
This was in response to Amd's release of P2. The P2 940 falls somewhere between q6600 and q9400 performance wise, better in some apps and worse in others, so Intel undercut Amd to make their processors a better deal again. The Q9550 would be a good option for you, or the Q9650 for $50 extra US.