So basically the build I'm going for is something that can run games, such as Crysis, Unreal, and others which follow such games' engines etc. At the same time, I'm also a (aspiring) Graphic Artist, so I'm interested in a build that will be able to not only be able to run memory (is that the correct term ?) intensive media programs such as photoshop, illustrator, etc.. simultaneously without the system crashing on me. Well, nothing too crazy like movie editing. Also, my budget is below 900 for the rig, and 400 or below for monitor. So I guess less than 1,500 total.
So I've (tried) to do a bit of researching on some products, and I plan on ordering from Ibuypower.com
here is my rig so far:
Nzxt Alpha Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply
500 Watt -- Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 (2x 3.0GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)
[=== Silent ===] Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooling Fan System Kit
[SLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB
2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module ( Kingston HyperX)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video
Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA
500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]
LG 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Keyboard, Mouse, I will worry about later
Monitor... that's another headache I will reserve after I get the build figured out.
Total is $837... what do you guys think?
I also have some individual questions...
a. for instance, what is the difference between Asus P5N-something Nvidia type processors vs. the eVGA nvidia ones?
b. I put a geforce 9600gT as my vid card... but I have heard that 8800gt 512 should be good enough (would be cheaper if it is..)?
c. oh yeah and whats the difference between GT, GTS, GTX vid cards?
d. Does my build require SLI? Or just a Single PCI-E MB?
sorry if my post is too long guys, I just wanna make good decisions.
Edited by VectoRiot, 10 November 2008 - 06:39 AM.