Intel Bonanza D875PBZ Motherboard
3 GB Low Latency 400 MHz DDR Ram
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz with Hyper threading
128 MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro All In Wonder
3 Hard Drives totaling ~700 GB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
I built this thing what seems like forever ago but was probably ~3 years ago. Now Iím ready to build another with the release of the Core 2 by Intel, I just donít know what all to get. Iíve got the coin to spend a few thousand if needed, though Iím obviously looking for the most bang for my buck. I do a moderate amount of gaming, a ton of DVD creating and copying, and quite a bit of video/image editing.
Iím not sure just how far I should go, to what point am I going to see fairly diminished returns? For example, is there really that much difference between the Core 2 Extreme and the E6600?
Something I donít have now is a dual monitor setup but Iíd like to implement it this time around. In fact, the desire for that is what set me towards buying a new system. So, I was initially awed by the prospect of SLI but since it isnít compatible with dual monitors- what else are my options?
Iím not crazy about running a RAID 0 config, as Iíve read the real speed increases are negligible on a home system, and I donít want any decrease in reliability. So Iíll probably stick to a few large separate SATA disks.
Iím pretty much clueless about all the new cool toys out there, so any suggestions or leads would be great and really appreciated.