Well the title is a little decieving...the rig isnt for me its for a friend. He asked me to build his new system from scratch after seeing my intel rig.
Now I told him if he wants it purely for gaming...he's gonna want AMD, as much as I choked on the words. Anywho, I wont be building this for at least 2months, so I am taking into account emerging technology that will hit stores in the next coming months. I heard that AMD is coming out with the FX-6x something and a 5200+ (or something close) dual core.
So when you recommend these parts, tell me why, dont just suggest an item and leave. I am an expert builder so dont worry about tricky BIOS's (my MSI gave me a run for my money but I got it now!)
1) My computer knowledge level: Expert
2) I will use this computer for: Ultimate Gaming
-Motherboard: DFI Lanparty 939 sli
-RAM: OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 600 (PC 4800)
-Video Card: 7800 gtx 512, duh
-Hard Drives: dual raptors in raid 0, with 400 gb backup+media
How many you want: 3
-Optical Drives: that plextor one lol
How many you want: 2
-PSU: SILVERSTONE ZEUS SST-ST65ZF ATX12V 650W
-Case: thermaltake Shark Full tower
-Operating System: XP
-Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech g7
-Monitor: dont worry bout it
-Speakers: taken care of
-Aftermarket CPU Cooling*: umm i got a koolance aquian but prob not the best for this application, you tell me, MUST BE WATER OR BETTER, not phase
-Floppy*: are these things still around???
-Sound Card*: Creative x-fi
4) Prefered budget to stay within: 3000
5) The absolute max I am willing to spend is: 3500
p.s. I could get the pc power and cooling 850 but do I really need that? I think no. Not like it is a power hungry 3.7 EE, its an AMD, right?
Is the fx-57 better than the 4800+ for gaming? i didnt think so, but I am Intel so...yeah.
Remember to take into effect anything coming out soon
NO ATI CRAP lol but seriously none
Thank you in advance