SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: coding, music production, gaming, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: building a new desktop system to replace 7 year old G4 powerbook (all parts required)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD / ATI; 24” LCD
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm tired of Macs and enjoy working on Ubuntu and Windows more. Have spent a lot of timing reading reviews of mobo’s, gpu’s and ram. I must keep this build under $1300 including all components needed for a system.
Why not just go single GPU as upgrade for the GPU slot for a gaming rig is inevitable? Just go with the next gen bang for buck Full HD gaming class GPU later hehe $1198AR with OS and LCD of your choice
Thanks Batuchka, you know how to work those combos. I debated between the 5850 and 5870, but I can't argue against your logic there. I know the NZXT Evo case gets a lot of positive reviews, but it's not the most attractive thing. haha, case aside, I like the build. ^^
hahahaha~ yeah it's been a long time coming...about 10 years ago i built an AMD 1 ghz machine and thought 512 mb of ram was rocking. in apple's defense it is much easier to play with the OSX's shell than windows', imo. haha, the joy is all mine~
OMG MACS BACKWARDS= SCAM!!!
i really like this idea, and i am now going to tell that to everyone i know who has a mac LOL apple is stupid but they offer free diaganostic in the san franciso stonestown apple store. i will bring my ipod there...