Based on my research and advice I've received, this is what I'm thinking:
AMD X2 3800+
MSI K9N SLI Platinum
Western Digital Caviar 160GB SE WD1600AAJS
People have been suggesting the X1950Pro, but I'm wondering about this particular card. Look good? I can post more details if necessary.
Adata Vitesta 2 X 1 Gb
Cellshock V2 2 X 1Gb
Corsaire XMS2 2 X 1Gb
Actually, the list goes on and on for RAM now, those are just a few samples. I can now get decent RAM for around the same price as those listed at CL4, or one pair that is even CL3. Is it best to go for something CL 4 as opposed to CL5, or with this system is it more important to get a decent brand and something reliable? That being said, I think even some of the better brands now have CL4 DDR2 SDRAM for a good price.
So, what do people think of the combination? Is there any one component that is holding the others back too much, or out of sink with the others? I was thinking maybe that motherboard was a bit too fancy, I think there's a cheaper one called MSI K9N Ultra 2F, that would maybe suit me just as well? Probably won't be utilising SLI anytime soon.
I also need a case and power supply. WHat's the minimum wattage I would aim for with this system? I am on a limited budget, and I'd rather spend money on things that will make the 'puter more powerful than on things like power and case, but of course I don't want power to be a problem either.
I want the computer for gaming. I'm not that into FPSs, but on the other hand I want to play as much as I can, so as much gaming power for my buck is my goal (I've been looking at demo vids for BioShock recently and it's giving me wet dreams )
So, let me hear your thoughts and advice, and thanks in advance.
PS. I'm in Denmark, so have limited availability. I can get most stuff, so go ahead and make suggestions if you think there's some part that would suit me better than what I've listed, but don't bother with links to NewEgg or anything
Edited by Junkman, 01 July 2007 - 06:00 PM.