BTW-This PC will be used primarily for graphic design and flash creation. I'll be using photoshop, swishmax, vegas, Magix, and a few other programs as I get to learn them a bit more, and I want to be able to run these without bogging down my PC. I also do some online gaming with FPS games and enjoy RTS as well. Would love to be able to run some of the newer games on higher res settings but not a major priority to have the best of the best in any of these components. Just looking to build a very good PC at the best cost. Best cost being UNDER $600 unless extremely justifiable!!
Current specs for what I have are as follows:
Dell Dimension 8300
512MB Ram (2x256MB)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Vid Card
SB Live! Audio Card
The new system can be seen here here OR is as follows for quick reference!
MOBO: ABIT IL9 Pro LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel -$85
Vid Card: EVGA 256 P2 n615 TX GeForce 76000GT PCI-E x16 -$110
PCU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz (model=BX80557E6300) -$183
RAM: OCZ Gold 1GB (2x512MB) 240pin DDR2 -$94
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA 3.0GBs/HD OEM -$80
DVD+R: Lite-ON 18x DVD+-R with 12X DVD-RAM write Black (model LH-18A1p-186)
I also have already an Aspire Chameleon Series Power supply 550W and the case is just an old ATX tower which is usable just not cosmetically sound!
If anyone has any suggestions on hardware that is comparable and cheaper or perhaps some input on the quality of certain pieces in this list, please respond! I don't want to get this put together and find out I just built a derby car for the Daytona 500!!!
Edited by Soulja, 28 February 2007 - 02:24 PM.