workstn graphics card$ 159 POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 (please no gaming card suggestions thx!!)
cheap dvd: $ 19 SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
windows ouch: $ 150 windows 7 pro
whatever : $ 35 keyboard/mouse
thermal glue $5
I'm in canada so if some of the prices look weird thats why. Let me know if i'm missing something critical or have made a bad choice - also does my case/components come with mounting screws or do I have to get them myself?
Thanks everyone - this site is awesome for new people
thanks transmaniacon - at least I got the mainparts right! - but this was the easy part any left over $$ i'll put to the quadro graphics card (they are so expensive!) but I think an i7 can handle it pretty well on its own
ok - my build is getting to the upper range of my budget so what do you think of this?
PNY VCGGTS2501XPB GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
GIGABYTE GV-N250-1GI GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
both are about $140
and i'll CUDA it up ( i only picked these two for the 1 gb ram and cause i've heard of the brands before
I've also added a kingston solid state drive $140
there seems to be so may options its hard to compare plus a lot of brands i've never heard of, but i think 1gb ram is ok no?