Approx. $1300.00 to spend. (little more, little less)
The only thing I have bought so far that I've made any concrete choice on is the Antec nine hundred case. Love it.
I have a monitor, keyboard and mouse already. This is just for the tower itself.
Computer will be for all around general applications with a focus on gaming, video and photo editing and some music.
I'm not what you would call a "Hardcore" gamer, but I would like a system that is a little better than average. (I don't go to LAN parties.....lol)
I'm close to making my final choices on components. In order to do so, I need to clarify 3 issues.
Overclocking..............Do I need to do it??
To RAID or not to RAID on home system.......ie. RAID 0
SLI vs a high end single card.
I think I would like to go with Windows Vista 64 Bit Home as my OS
Take note that my old computer is almost 9 years old with a then cutting edge AMD K6-3 with 3D-now chip , so ANYTHING I build today is going to be a million times better.
Xeren had a real good list on his "Best gaming computer for $1300.00" thread, but his newegg wishlist has changed. I have a copy of the original at home.
Like the title says, I'm still in the planning stages. This is not the time to rush things. I want to make sure I consider all of my options. I've learned alot since I've been lurking on this board. Lots of really great advice and info. I want my first build to be awesome.
Thanks in advance
Edited by Cudaman, 20 May 2008 - 05:20 AM.