I am building a new system, and havent done so since the days of Athlon XP 2000+ so I'm sure that a lot has changed. Anyway I am looking to spend about $800-$850 bucks on a system including Windows(I'll buy a monitor later). Ive got my parts selected but now I'm looking on advice as to if I have too much money spent somewhere or not enough spent somewhere else.
Here is the rundown:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz $152 (I plan to try overclocking)
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB $180 VisionTek 900338 Radeon HD 6870 1GB $240
MoBo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX $95
Power Supply: APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V $55
Case: NZXT GAMMA Classic Series $40
RAM: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 $130 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 $80
By my math that all comes out to about $801 but i have a little wiggle room which is what I wanted. So let me know what you think. I'll include a link to my wishlist on newegg so you can have quicker links to all the specs if you feel like digging a little.
Ok I did a little research and found that 6Gb of RAM is pretty worthless unless your Mobo has triple channel support, which the one i have selected does not. So im going to go with 4Gb for $80 and upgrade to a AMD Radeon 6870 for $240. Adds $10 to the price but thatll make me happy i think in the end.