I am planning on getting a new computer and need your advice in picking out the hardware, I documented myself but I believe that this community is the best on the internet to ask about such things.
Note: I plan on overclocking this computer.
I already have the CPU (I think it's wise to keep it as it can be OC'ed quite well) - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz 1066MHz 4MB Socket 775 Dual-Core CPU, 2x monitors (I plan on using 1280x1024), keyboard, mouse, dvdrw. I plan on getting a "Tuniq Tower 120" cooler for the CPU.
I need suggestions for:
Motherboard, Graphics Card (preferably one which can be OC'ed well), RAM, HDD, Power Supply and Case.
Note: My goal is to buy a cheap computer and overclock it so that it can smoothly run new games.
I run tons of apps, multiple games, other systray crap all at once and only then am I really breaking the 2 gig mark. Plus you can always upgrade later.
There is tons of good mobos, psus, cases, that you will be able to find for or around the listed price. Each will be a little different in terms of what it offers.
Hd's usually people recommend seagate, samsung, WD 7200 drives. I personally am fond of the samsung spinpoint f3's ($55).
Search around newegg for some combo/rebate pricing, amazon and maybe a couple other vendors such as tigerdirect and you can probably knock another $20-$50 off this price (more hassle, but you can definitely save).
If you want a more future proof system you will need the following
-Board that supports crossfirex
More future proof:
-$10 more for the 440 x3 instead of the 435
$100-180 in addition to the previously listed $50-$100
A "good enough" PSU is never a good idea. I will say that I stand corrected on the $50 PSU though. It's been a while since I've looked at PSUs in that wattage range outside of combos. The Corsair is a good one, as is the Antec Earthwatts.