I am a gamer and this is the main use of my pc. I'm a former Warcrack player and now I'm getting into Age of Cocain and Starcrack II's just around the corner. I need to be able to hook these to my veins with enough power to get my fix. But again, staying around $1000
So here's the list...
DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail
Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N6/2G - Retail x 2
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
LITE-ON Combo Black IDE Model DH-52C2P-08 - Retail
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S202J - OEM
*note these drivers were just selected based on review and price on newegg, more than open to suggestions
Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail ...it's purdy though any other suggestions are welcome
need input on an operating system and the power supply.
As far as the OS goes, I hate vista but I'm hearing some say that the 64-bit Xp pro ain't so hot. On the flip side I've heard that vista's a resource hog and theres some goofy stuff you need to do with the RAM to get better performance (something about 3g's being better than 4?)
Also, if you can, with any alterations or other input please give me a little "because" as I'm so new at this I squeek.
Edited by MoMetal, 02 June 2008 - 04:57 PM.