Hello all! First post!
Well, I have experience doing lots of computer builds, but in the last couple years, so much technology has been released that I can't keep up with it all.
I am building a system that sits around 1k that will be used for digital painting projects as well as gaming.
After I built this system on newegg, I found my way over here and found worshipme's $1200 gaming build that includes intel's i7 (DROOL) so I figured I'd post the system I had built out and look for suggestions for reasonable upgrades etc
CPU: core2duo e8400 3.0 --$180
MOBO: asus p5n-d 775 750i --$130
GPU: evga gtx260 superclocked --$214
MEM: kingston 2x2 ddr800 240pin --$50
HD: seagate barracuda 500gb 7200 rpm --$60
So those are my essentials, now within this $1000 build, I need all the bells and whistles: monitor, case, fans/heatsink, PSU, peripherals, software..so heres what I came up with:
Monitor: asus 24' 2ms --$230
Case: chieftec dragon atx full --$90
Heatsink: zalman CNPS9500 AT --$30
PSU: pc power and cooling 750w --$110
So that puts me at $1100.00 USD
I've also added: mouse, keyboard, Vista 64, case fans, surge protector and a couple other minor things for under $200
So sitting around $1300 for the entire build, can anyone make some suggestions?
Thanks in Advance!!