I'm tryin to make a new pc from the ground up. The good news is that my budget is nice and high. 2-2.5 grand is the area. But the bad news is I have nothing to go on. So a good amount of that is gonna need to go into non-tower stuff. I'm talkin the works. I need a tower, monitor, mouse, kb, speakers, all that good stuff. This will be a gaming rig seeing as all I do is Microsoft word, Internet explorer, and AIM (that is besides gaming). Also I need to run things like photoshop, and some other adobe programs. Anyway heres what I have so far.
The CPU is tricky. The real question is intel or AMD. If intel, I'll go with the p4. But, if AMD, then theres some problems. I had a recomendation that I should not get a 64 bit cpu because when longhorn (a.k.a. next windows) comes out, amd will be comin out with all these new and better 64 bit cpu's, and mine will become extinct. So if I buy 32 but AMD now, I can save my money for the new 64 bit cpu. Any suggestions here?
-2GB PC3200, basic 2 GB of ram. It's good for overclocking I hear. The board is
upgradable to 4 but I doubt I'll need it.
-eVGA 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3. I got a recomendation for this video card. I checked out some reviews and it looked alright.
-When it comes to Hard Drives I just don't know. What size? What kind? I need some help there.
-Samsung 19" LCD 8MS (woot) mabye a leeser monitor,
rather have better comp then good monitor. But defintly lcd.
-DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
ATX AMD Motherboard. Mother looks ok. It SLI so I can
put in another graphics card later If I want to, assuming I have lots of money for some reason : )
The kb and mouse don;t really matter do they? I'm gonna go laser for the mouse, but besides that whats the point?
-PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power
Supply. Mabye a higher wattage. Don't wanna burn this one out, and the rig will have lots of stuff goin on.
-Logitech X-530 70 Watts 5.1 Speaker. These speakers
look ok, and I think the price is right. Mabye something better, don't know yet.
-NEC Black IDE DVD Burner. Might do two cd drives, one w/ dvd, and the other to write, or something like that. I still want a floppy and all the standard.
-Thermaltake Soprano VB1000SWS Silver Chassis: 0.8 mm
SECC, Front Door: Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.
Case seems ok. I asked someone and they said I should
add a couple of aftermarket fans.
-Depending on money left over, liquid cooling system. Now I know there expensive, and not for nubs like me, but I'm trying to learn as much as I can, and thoses just look completely sweet. I'm lookin at the aquarious and someothers.
Again anything to suggest, change, add, take away please I appreciate the help. If I commited some crazy stupid nub forum mistake like posting this in the wrong section or something I'm sorry. Please don;t hesitate to teach me lesson. Besides that thanks for the help!