Hi new user here and I am sure you see these posts quite often so I will try and make this as painless as possible.
I recently ordered a custom P67 intel gaming rig from iBuyPower. This is the result of a bit of research based on what was available and the amount of money I have to work with which was around $3,000 tops. Anyway here are the specs I have not received it yet and the holiday weekend offers me the opportunity to make a few changes if need be.
The main use is for gaming but I do use my computer as a multi media device as well. Well without further adieu:
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case - Black
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
Keyboard: Razer Nostromo Keypad + USB iBuyPower Keyboard(just for text typing)
Mouse: Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse
Controller: Microsoft Xbox 360 controller for PC
I obviously need a monitor probably picking up a 24 inch Samsung 1080p 2 m/s 1920x1080 and an APC battery backup because we get tons of unpredictable brown outs around here. Also picking up a Zalman CPU cooler if it will fit which it should. Anyway any conflicts or just a bad piece of hardware to stay away from. The thing I am most curious about is the motherboard. I have a few options and while I don't have an SLI now I would like the option to.
Here is what I could get in place of the Sabretooth:
-ASUS P8P67 Deluxe -- 2x Gb LAN, 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth
-Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3(NO SLI)
-ASUS P8P67 PRO -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth
Anyway sorry for the "cool story bro's" any suggestions, advice or comments are welcome. Thanks to anyone wasting their time reading this and especially thanks to anyone that has some thoughts to share.
Well that includes money for a monitor I also sprang for the upgraded wiring and sheathing rush and priority air and some extra cash for some games etc...the total on that was 2,200 with shipping next day air and rush on the build....I am very impatient now that Deus Ex is out
Decided to drop the SSD drives for a Sata3 2 TB Western Digital 7200 and an ATI HIS 6970 dropped the price down quite considerably. Doubled up on the same RAM price still far under what it was before. Most of the rip off besides ordering a rig pre built was the solid states and after reading some reviews on the ones available I would rather wait and buy a better quality one later on.