Hello, I wanted to ask for an opinion on this set-up for under 1k. I am mainly only going to be playing games with this computer and I want to be able to play pretty much all current games at max or near max detail ..and hopefully be able to play future games as well. I also want it to be very compatible with future CPU's and Video cards.
If any of you could point out any compatibility issues that would be helpful as well. Such as why I might not be able to run SLI. Also, do I need to buy any coolers or fans for this type of rig...or anything like that? Thanks for your help!
Those Nvidea chipset boards blow. LGA 775 isn't the future, and I would think of either going cheap atm, or going with an i7 build. Anyways here's a build worth looking at for saving money and getting performance. You can easily move up your fsb (10.5 x 333) and run that E7400 at 3.5GHz @ 1333 fsb. Or you could even consider moving up to a gtx 275 or gtx 285. The psu in this build will easily push either one of those cards. It all depends on your screen resolution and budget.
Ok, now I have to ask. Why do you suggest the Sunbeam CR-CCTF over the Xigmatek HDT-S1283/Dark Knight?
Both are good heatsinks.... the sunbeam is a bit of a bargain atm with it's price, free shipping, rebate and the fact it comes with a tube of Tuniq thermal compound to boot. I would never think of posting an after market heatsink without posting a thermal compound also. But the Darknight is a great heatsink no doubt.