I would like to build a new gaming system for $2000. looking to build around the i7 - 920 CPU. Here is what i am thinking.
If anyone could suggest what is good or bad or worth changing. i can probably boost it to $2200 if i really need to.
Asus P6T MotherBoard - LGA1366, X58, 6DDR3, FSB1600(OC), RAID, GBLAN, 3xPCIE2.0, ATX 289.00
Intel Core i7 920 Processor, 2.66GHz 45nm 4.8GT/s-QPI LGA-1366 8MB L3 Cache PCG-08 $389.00
Corsair TW3X4G1600C9D 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz) XMP DDR3 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs, non ECC unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, DOMINATOR with DHX $169.00
Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB ) 1000GB/7200RPM/SATA 3GB/s /32MB CACHE/3.5" Hard Disk Drive $119.00
Sapphire 11150-05-41R ATI Radeon HD4890 1G DDR5 OC, Vapor-X cooling, DVI + HDMI + VGA + DSP, GPU 870Mhz, Black Diamond Choke (Overclock GPU to 1Ghz easily, performance equivalent to GTX275!) $269.00
2 x LG GH22NS50 DVD WRITER - SATA - BULK PACK - BLACK, 22x DVD +/-R Write Speed, 12x DVD RAM Speed, 12x DVD +/-R DL Write Speed, Bundled with Nero Express 7 (SecurDisc), Power DVD, Power Producer Gold, InCD, Acrobat Reader, Drive Manual $38.00 x 2 $76.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit English OEM (1 Lic Copy ) DVD $249.00
Antec Nine Hundred - Ultimate Gaming Cases - Black, NO PSU, Front ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE1394, 1 x Audio In and Out $149.00
Cooler Master 650W Extreme Plus Power V2.3 SLI $105.00
LG W2343T 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black Glossy - Full HD, 16:9, 30,000:1, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 2ms Response Time (GTG), DVI-D with HCDP & VGA Connectors, Added Features : Tilt, f-Engine, FUN KEY: ez- Zooming, 4:3 in Wide, Photo Effect $209.00
I should have mentioned earlier i am actually located in australia. i do like to see what is on offer even from the US sites. as for the above details. the ram and HDD disks are a good swap (not that much price difference) but for the graphics card it will unfortunately cost me around $450.00 and the power supply is an extra $70... do i need the extra power (if i do i will gladly get it)???