I have had the same computer now since the end of 2006, and now seeing some of the amazing stuff there is available now, I have decided that I want an entirely new PC.
Here is a list of the things I would like to have in my new build.
Intel i7 Extreme-920 Processor.
Intel X-58 Motherboard.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB or 1.5TB Hard Drive (For Data)
128MB Velociraptor Hard Drive (For the OS)
12GB DDR3 RAM.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
Media Card Reader With Bluetooth.
SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme 5.1 Sound-Card.
LG GGW-H20W BluRay-RW Drive.
1000W? Multi-GPU PSU with UPS.
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition.
Alienware ALX/P2 Chassis - Black - AlienFX Lighting w/ Software.
Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000.
Luxeed Keyboard & Luxeed Numberpad - Black.
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse.
LG 27” M2794D Full HD (1080p) Monitor - Black.
Logitech G51 5.1 Sound System.
Please advise me on my choices, add anything I may have missed, and of course if you know of something better than what I have listed, please correct me.
If you can find these components cheaper, then please do let me know, as obviously cheaper the better.
-Asus P6T6 WS Revolution MB
-i7 965 EE
-WD Caviar Black 1TB (don't get that seagate drive, it blows)
-They don't make a 128GB velociraptor...try 300gb Velociraptor
-12gb DDR3-1600 ram OCZ, Mushkin, G Skill or Corsair (last resort)
-2 GTX 285's in SLI
-Why do you want an alienware case? There are so many better ones: CM Cosmos series, HAF, Storm Sniper, Antec 1200, P193, Thermaltake Armour series...take your pick
-Don't get a soundcard until you try onboard sound, onboard sound is very good nowadays and you would have to spend a lot on a sound card to hear any difference.
-Corsair 1000HX PSU so you can add another GTX 285 if you want
-Noctua NH-U12P 1366 CPU Cooler
Thats what you should be looking at. You can add in those extras, those are mostly up to personal preference.