I pieced this together from a couple different threads and was hoping you all could take a look...
I will mostly play first person shooters like COD and I just got SC2 which didn't well on my 8 year old dell. I'm upgrading from a AGP video system so pretty much everything needs to be replaced. I'm on a budget and If I can do this for even cheaper I would like to. Thanks in advance.
Im noticing a lack of a hard drive, PSU, and an OS in that build. Do you already have thsoe three parts? Dont just pick a cheap budget PSU, a good one is worth it while a cheap one risks the whole rig.
ok, until the end of August, Newegg has a GREAT combo. Case, Power supply good enouh to handle SLI, hard drive, 4 GB ram, and a Rana X3 processor good enough for any modern game. $524. $504 after a $20 rebate. Add the $19 DVD burner and the $190 graphics card (with its $10 rebate too) and its $733 initially, $703 AR
If you cannibalize an old IDE DVD burner (which will work), you drop to $713/683
Video cad is good, but get a 1GB version instead of the 768mb version. Difference isn't much but the 1gb card will last longer. Not to mention, in SLI will get you better performance!
Don't listen to the above. Buy the ram you originally quoted. It will run slower but in the future should you overclock or get a new mobo you will be alright. It's better than buying slower ram and then having to re-buy faster ram or trying to overclock above spec.
I looked at the combo Sqrl posted.... I dont really see the difference between that ram in the combo and the ram I linked above? Really that combo seems like a pretty good deal and that mobo looks good if I wanted to SLI in the future. The HDD might not be as good as what I listed but bang for buck seems pretty good. Any other comments?