Hey everyone. Old system & New system info is below. Please keep in mind that Overclocking is NOT a priority, though I may be fooling around here and there, depending on how things go. Please assume no OC'ing in this build.
AMD 64 X2 4400+ (CPU)
4GB Corsair DDR-400 (RAM)
Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro SLI (MoBo)
2x eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB (Video in SLI)
Creative X-Fi Gamer Pro (Sound)
75GB Raptor (HD for OS and games)
500GB WD (HD for storage)
Case is nameless brand bought in Korea in 2003.
I will be running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, and using this for a variety of things. This will be used for Gaming (every spare second I have), as well as the ocational video encode/decode, remote network administration, and powering my 42" 1080p Plasma. Since I'm a computer consultant, this is going to be used for a bit of everything. I realize my video cards are (argueably) dated but I think I'm going to wait for the new nVidia release before I upgrade, especially since it is my RAM & CPU that are my current bottlenecks.
Ok everyone fire away! Please critique this and give me all the feedback you can, and don't pull punches. Thanks!
Thank you for the replies guys. I know I could save money getting the 920, but as I said, I'm not really OC'ing and I'd rather have the better processor. It's the same thing I did when I bought my 4400+ (instead of the then cheaper and OC'able Opty 165), and I have been more than happy with my choice, so I plan to do the same thing here.
As for the memory, I have had some bad experiances with memory, and of the brands that I've tried, Corsair has never failed me, and the one time they did, the customer support was awesome. I realize the expensive price and questionable "fins" on the RAM sticks, but I'd rather have a build I'm comfortable with.
I chose the antec case PSU combo instead of a HAF case simply because I hate the way HAF's look personally. They may be a good case, perhaps even the best, but if I don't like the way a case looks, I won't buy it.
As for the 1 DVD ROM and 1 DVD Burner, it's because that is what I have now and I'm happy with the setup. The brands are the same as well, the only real difference is IDE vs SATA.
Thanks for the feedback guys, keep it comming!
EDIT: I just realized I didn't address the PSU recommendation by MadAdmiral. I chose the Antec 1200 case before the CP-850 PSU. I have a thermal take 600w PSU currently that might be able to do the job, I wasn't planning originally on upgrading my PSU. But the combo deal with the CP-850, along good reviews, the 850 just kind of fits what I want/need.