Here's my proposed set-up. Please check and see if everything is compatible and happy.
Approximate Purchase Date: Before February
Budget Range: <1000 After rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light gaming, internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Reputable websites / in-store is fine
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: No preference
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- What voltage PSU do I need?
- Which graphics card would be better? 5770 for $130 or GTX 460 for $150?
- Should I get 8 GB of RAM?
- The only difference between the Antec 300 and Antec 300 Illusion are the two additional fans (plus lights) in the front. Are the two fans necessary?
@mdd1963: Yeah I was opting towards the 460 as well. I probably won't go for SLI.
@banthracis: I'm not looking to get the top of the line components. I think my current set-up will be more than enough for what I'm looking to do. Do you think I should wait for Sandy Bridge to come out before buying my parts? Do you have any advice for PSU?