Hey everyone, I'd appreciate any advice you have. I'm specifically wondering about my motherboard selection and whether or not the PSU is big enough.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime during 4th Qtr 2009
BUDGET RANGE: <$1,000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Work, gaming, movies, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I'm flexible, but newegg seems to price well
PARTS PREFERENCES: Leaning towards an Intel box, a build attempt is posted below
OVERCLOCKING: Not likely unless convinced it's going to be very stable
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The quieter the better
Fixed original post to swap in triple channel ram (rookie mistake, thanks for pointing that out Outlander).
I've been looking at reviews of the i5 and I'm not that impressed with the low-end chip. Yes it's supposed to be $200, but it doesn't support hyperthreading, has lower initial clock speeds, etc. Thoughts?
What card would you recommend? If I step up to 4890 that's another $50. Perhaps prices for those will come down when the 5xxx come out?