I am planning on making a new gaming PC. I have made several extreme gaming PCs before, but as technology changes every year, I am not sure what is good and bad with all the new products out there.
I basically want to make an extreme gaming PC, while keeping the price as low as possible (a hard thing to do, I know ^^).
My first dilemma is whether to get dual 8800GTX graphics cards or go for the equivalent 9th series models. I plan to go dual-SLI if I use the 8x cards, or single for now with a 9x card. As for using crossfire, I have never used it before so I know nothing about it...
As for motherboards, another problem :P
I have been reading about the 780i chipset, but several places have not recommended it - one reason being its heat output. The 790i boards (Striker II) fix this, but there is no way I am paying 4 times the price for DDR 3 ram with very little improvement in speed...
And CPU - well, I will try to go some version of Intel quad core or, AMD?
I would really appreciate any advice, as I do not want to make a computer and find out it is not what I wanted it to be...
I want to run games like Crysis, Fear, etc. all relatively high, but I guess that means using Vista