I've decided to build a new computer after 4 years of using my current computer (I sadly have the full specs remembered since it was my very first computer I was excited lol)
My Current Computer of 4 years
Asus K8V Se Deluxe Socket 754
AMD Athlon 3400+
2gb Ram (Kingston HyperX PC3200 512x2, Patriot 1gb PC3200)
nVidia Geforce 7800 GS AGP 8x 128mb
80gb IDE Maxtor, 200gb IDE Maxtor, 320gb IDE Maxtor
A Raidmax Mid-Tower Case
450 Watt Coolermaster PSU
When I stated that a computer build I want to do is extremely flexible, it means that I'll be buying a piece of the computer every 3-4 weeks and so far I have started at ground zero with just a Full Tower Case.
The case I currently have already is a CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower
Please not that I am completely out of the loop of today's top hardware and now see so many choices and selections that it would be easier for me to ask you guys for opinions which would help me research into helping me make the best computer for my needs.
The current item's I will not be needing is:
-Speakers (Using Home Theater System)
-Monitor (Using a 46" TV + 17" Flat Panel)
-Keyboard + Mouse
-Computer Case (Above)
Now I don't have deep pockets to drop around $300+ on any single component but as of the moment my preferences would be an AMD (Advised from a friend that AMD has a better performance value for their price compared to Intel) Either a single or dual video card setup (Would a single powerful video card work fine?) And maybe something around 4gb of Ram, 80gb HDD just for the OS and around 4 Additional HDD's for downloads and etc with about 1TB each, and non Water Cooling. A modular PSU would be nice.
I don't want to bother with using my old harddrives on the newer computer since I am planning to sell the whole thing to a family member.
As for performance wise, I would like it to play games like Modern Warfare 2 smoothly or even be ready for StarCraft 2 craziness. Thanks I hope you guys can suggest the most ideal components to get!