SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Operating System
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, other?
PARTS PREFERENCES: I thing a Core I5 has the best value for me.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not for now
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't want to spend much on the case neither in the cooler. Since I don't know if I'll overclock the cpu, i'm not sure if I need it. I prefer a light case. I really would like to reach $1400 without loosing the memory capacity neither the hard drives capacity.
Intel core i7 920 @2.66Ghz DO batch A steeping
AsRock x58 Extreme motherboard
3x2Gb OCZ Gold DDR3 SDRAM 1600Mhz Cas 8 Timings: 8-8-8-24 @1.65v
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
Corsair HX850 PSU
Xigmatech Dark Knight CPU Cooler
2x WD Caviar Black 640Gb HDD
Samsung CD/DVD burner
Antec 902 case
Samsung 2333 1920x1080 23” 5ns LCD
Minus the monitor it came to $1590 and I didn't have a lot of time to price shop. Got everything from newegg. If you're interested in gaming why not get the i7 920. That way if you decide to overclock you have the option. My system is built using XP right now and seems to be doing great. I'll put Win7 on later this week. Plus this way you woulf have a better graphics card and 6Gb RAM. Just my two cents.
Also I believe the Antec Nine hundred two case is an upgrade over the 900. I like it a lot, it moves a lot of air.
Thank you guys... Your recommendations are really worth.
I need lots of memory because I run several virtual machines to programming.
newbuilder333 you don't show the monitor, neither the mouse, neither the keyboard, and neither the PSU. I want the I7 920, but it adds between $100~200, and from the reviews my conclusion is that they not worth, neither having a $5870 for today games. After I posted the original message, I realized that want a silent PC, so I want another case, and the $5850 is fine.
If I add the monitor and the PSU to the PC you built would cost $1890 which is out of my reach. I have aprox. $1500~1600, and I live in an underdeveloped country. Earn that $390 is as hard/easy as earn $780 by an american or an european. Also the total computer will cost me really $2000 due to transport expenses (from united states to my country ).