There are better parts, but what do you want to do with the PC ? Do you want the best of the best for benchmarking, spending 2000 more for 5 % more performance or do you want a PC that will max out games that wont brake the bank.
you could spend 700 bucks for a HD 5970 but without more info it might be overkill
whats the PC going to be used for
do you need a OS
reusing any old parts
Its going to be a gaming computer. I wanted the computer to last me a bit before I have to upgrade.
I want the best monitor Res possible.
I am going to be reusing a DvD burner from my old tower.
As soon as i get these parts I'm going to find an Harddrive that will work well on it
I'll be buying the OS
I was tempted to use the new Noctua .... but it's 3+ pound weight scared me So, here's what I am currently using in builds:
Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($95 for the HS, TIM, two PWM fans and a Y cable splitter).