APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Dec 31, 2009. I have to but it tomorrow for tax purposes;
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web design
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP. keyboard. mouse. headphones), I have three terabyte spinpoint f1s and three 500 gb spinpoint f1s. 500 GB x 3 for os/programs raid 0 and 1 tb x 3 raid 5 for data.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: evga motherboard, i7 920
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not until nvidia gets it card out the door. If I had to buy right now it would be the 5970.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
I currently have a p4 3.2 ghz with 3.5 gigs ram. This will be run as a web/sql server for development, in the dual case. I will eventually watercool the system, but not for now.
Ram has changed since I specced th4e system, so any input would be appreciated. OCZ used to be a deal, but I don't know now.
Should I get a better video card? I hate to spend the money right now, but maybe something that would cover me for a bit would be good. Hate to spend more than $150-$200. Hate to spend a lot when I will be getting top of the line in a bit.
I will be getting a top of the line video card and water cooling it, and eventually sli/crossfire. That is why I am getting the big power supply.
Please help me with this. I haven't bought a computer in several years. I am so excited. I read the forums all the time, and love the help available here. chime in! Am I forgetting anything? Where can I get MX-3 or is there something better?