A friend of mine asked me to price him out a system a few weeks ago since his crapped out. He only wants a tower , however.
He said as always cheaper is better. I had it under 700 but after much thought and talk with him he OK'ed me to go higher for more space.
The main uses will be:
Games - Aces High 2, Red Orchestra
Video Making - Vegas Pro, possibly Fraps
Surfing - Firefox
He is into RC'ing and wants to start doing films, so immediately I thought quad core for rendering. And more space for videos. Here's what I've got so far:
- AMD Phenom II X4 940
- MSI 770-G45
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
GFX - SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB
PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W
CASE - NZXT GAMMA
HSF - Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Some other misc parts, fans, cables, etc. Total in Wishlist is 745.
Now, would it be better to just get a 1TB drive and save a couple bucks?
I figure the 5770 is the best bang for the buck ATM, and it'll last him into the future a bit for gaming.
PSU can be replaced if there is a cheaper, better one. I like modular but sometimes you need to compensate. Black PSU would be great to match.
Would it be just better to go with the Athlon II x4 630 and save a couple more bucks? I debated that or an Phenom X3 and try unlocking. If not oh well.
I'd like to get the price back down but can't find much else to replace stuff with. I saw a Samsung 1TB on Egg for ~79, some EcoGreen thing. Only had 3 eggs however. As always, I understand, better parts = more money.