I have been saving up for new computer since early april last year and I was thinking about building a i7 gaming computer but there are some things I want you to know... my current pc is a amd64 athlon 3400+
it serves me well in games such as Counter Strike
and Call of duty UO
but I think its time to let her go to the realm of FreeBSD or be a dedicated server for one of my games.
the thing is I like to use the same computer for a long time so that my parts MUST
be above 4 stars in the user rating. I have never built a computer before but have worked on the inner components long enough to know where most things go and if a issue comes up I know what to do
. In the computer the gpu is a 9600gt which sucks all the power out of my 300w stock psu I was thinking I could just take that out and put it in the new computer same with the cd and DVD and media drives. The price range of this rig is $800 to $1300. since windows 7 was coming out soon I did not know if that would be the best thing to run it on
or that there would be a processor from amd better than i7. (I would only buy it if there is a huge difference in price) I also plan to buy another 9600 GT to sli on the mobo later on
I plan to use this computer for Gaming and open source music and programming and file storage
here is my list on tigerdirect
added internal cooling:
I am open to change almost any of those things and your input would be very appreciated
****I have windows home vista home basic 32-bit. Would a 64-bit version make any difference????? ?****
notice no CD, DVD, or removable media drives I already have some *
is there any tools that do not come with the product that I need for sure like grounding and screw drivers? odds and ends a newbie should be aware of?