SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, mostly world of warcraft wanting to be able to play at very high settings in 25 man
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tiger direct (major tiger direct shipping hub near me)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: prefer amd cpu but am open to suggestions as i do not know a whole lot about this
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 atleast, no widescreen monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: really do not know what graphics card to go with, i don't know if i should have one nice one or two cheaper ones and whatnot. i also don't know if i need a sata cd/dvd drive or an IDE one. Like i said i am open to any suggestions and changes to my build.
You want a SATA dvd drive... nothing should be IDE these days.
I think the video card is a good choice. I love XFX! I had a 7800gt go bad a long time ago, I used it for about 2years. When I sent it back, they sent me a brand new 8800gt free of charge. Their warranty service is great!
Seems like a decent build... If you just have 1 monitor 4gb is fine. If you play WOW while multitasking on a 2nd monitor, i'd pony up the extra money for 6gb kit.