PC from scratch and to be honest I need lots of guidance! I'll be using it for AutoCAD/Photoshop CS2
(Multitasking) and also for games like BF2. I was hoping to get this built and over with as soon as
possible but I'm not in rush and I have a full 2 months before my next term. Please bare with me and
correct me where ever I'm wrong and ANY suggestions are welcome. My budget is something around $2,500's.
Give and take a few hundred.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 $565.35
Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X Express) $269.99
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
System Memory $177.99
Video Card: HIS Hightech H190XT512DVN Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface
Power Supply Unit: PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power Supply 90 - 264V UL/ ULC/
TUV/ CE $224.99
Total So Far = $1,720.30
Remaining Budget= $779.70
Okay, so far that's all I have been recommended. I'm still missing some stuff like two Hard
Drives (I want RAID 0), or Optical Drives, and probably a couple of Cooling Fans?
What do you all think? I guess my main worry is the cooling system. Any overkill? I appreciate any help.
Edited by Nastee, 27 July 2006 - 01:31 AM.