Ok, i got $3200 to spend. This includes monitor, mouse, keyboard, tower everything...
So far im going to this
ATI X800 XT (MABY ALL IN WONDER EDITION)
AMD 64 3800 / FX 55
COOLER MASTER BLACK STACKER
MOBO WILL BE A PCI-E ONE WHEN THEY COME OUT
19 FLAT PANEL MONITOR(NEED SUGGESTIONS 12 MS OR LESS)
KEYBOARD( NEED SUGESTIONS)
CREATIVE T7700 / LOGITECH Z-680
CREATIVE AUDIGY 2 (CARD ONLY)
DVD / CD BURNER
1 GB OCZ 3700 DDR400 RAM
74 GB WD RAPTOR
OK ALSO NOTE THAT THIS COMPUTER AND ALL PARTS WILL BE PURCHASED IN DECEMBER SO I STILL HAVE LOTS OF TIME, NOT IN ANY RUSH
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYTHING IS OVERKILL/UNDER
THANX FOR HELP
ASUS 440BX P3B-F, Intel P3 @ 553Mhz, 128Mb Pc133 Ram, nVidia Gefore 256, IBM 20gig HD, Creative Sound Blaster Live,Lg Cd-Burner, Creative 52x Cd Drive, Microsoft Windows XP Pro/2000 Pro Duel Boot
I'd spend $200 on upgrading the old system and $3000 on a car.
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are you going to do any overclocking? that would be the onyl reason id look into the fx55. if oyu wont be, stick to the ahtlon 64 3800+
as far as pci-e, some may doubt it, but i think its possible you will see capable boards this year, in november or december at least. the only thing you might consider though is if youd like to make use of the sli feature, but that would mean you buy an nvidia video card, so its up to you.