Originally Posted by rahxephon
Im thinking dual sli'ed evga 8800 gts 640mb on a evga 680sli mobo with a good power suply 800-1000 watts probably (not sure how much i need) 2gigs of 800mhz or better ram with a new case(cheap one) and as far as a hard drive and cd drives go im thinking of taking the 250gig from my dell e520 and replacing it with a 80gig hard drive and also take the dvd writer out of it. sell whats left to a friend (it has a dvd drive aswell but i only need the burner) and also going to install my vista premium that came with my e520 on to my new build.
as far as processor goes im thinking c2d e6600 2.4ghz and overclocking it but i dont know much about cooling or overclocking
That's quite a big budget you got there, even for Canadian currency. USD and Canada aren't far off in dollars.
Here are the core components I would suggest:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield--Go Stepping, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, BX80562Q6600, Processor with Fan
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX Video Card - FREE Enemy Territory: Quake Wars PC Game, 768MB GDDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card
Crucial Ballistix Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz EPP Memory (2x 1024MB)
Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI (TR Version) Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, SLI Ready, PCI Express, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
(you can get faster RAM should you choose that motherboard)
OCZ / StealthXStream / 600-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / PCI-e Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply
Everything else is kind of up to you. That's a pretty strong setup though.