Ok, so this is what I'm thinking so far. I made a few changes.
CPU: i7 940
or i7 965
- I just can't decide if I should bite the bullet. Think I will if I can make the rest of the build work out. Total including shipping must be under $3000
VGA: EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GTX 280 1GB
Mobo: ASUS P6T
HD: Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ
RAM: G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600
That's the basics. I'll probably be running XP 64-bit.
Here's the problem. Can anyone find a CPU cooler besides this one
which doesn't even come with a bracket? I would hate to have to wait for this because I can't find a stupid cooler so I need some help. I don't even know if it comes with one. I'd settle for a stock cooler if I have to and just get another one in a month or two. I would prefer Newegg for store so hopefully there.
Also, the price for 2 GTX 260's is really close to 1 GTX 280. Which should have better performance?
Getting really excited because regardless of which processor I get this thing is going to be a beast.
Oh, one more thing. What's the odds, in your opinion, of this going the way of the Sega CD and becoming a technology that is overlooked in the future.