Originally Posted by Niflum
I was told about the quad price drop so I will wait for that. I'm interested in the Armor or Antec 900, not too sure which yet though. 8800gtx for sure. I have $2300 dollars exactly so money isn't too much of a problem.
GPU: Evga 8800gtx
Case: Antec 900 or Thermaltake Armor
Mobo: -Not a clue-
PSU: -Not a clue-
SC: -Not a clue- *But is it needed?*
RAM: G.Skill maybe still not sure
Heatsink: Ultra 120
Monitor: -Not a clue-
Keyboard: -Eclipse looks nice-
HDD: -Not sure-
If I'm missing anything else please tell me. Also, none of this is final. I'm a lost sheep here, and thanks for the help so far.
I'll help you out with what I know, Intel parts are not something I know.
PSU, 750w PC Power and Cooling. Buy from Tankguys since it helps the site and they are $20 cheaper than newegghttp://www.tankguys.biz/product_info...c3048d76e4ddee
I would say you need a soundcard because you play violin and would probably be able to hear the difference between a soundcard and onboard sound. Creative is known for their horrible drivers. M-Audio also makes good sound cards, I don't know much about sound cards compaired to some of the audiophiles on this site. Anyways heres two cards, one from creative:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16829102190Rhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829156001
For a monitor, the best price point right now is for a 1680x1050 22" panel.
All of these are good screens, personally I'd grab the Samsung:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009111The Samsung
For hard drives, you want a pair of Seagate 7200.10 drives. 320gb and 16mb of cache for $80 shipped each:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
I would suggest the Armor case as it's huge, easy to work with and strong.
For a keyboard I would suggest the G15 or the G11 (G11 = G15 w/o a screen) as they feel great and are stronger than the Saitek.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126179http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126009
Grab a G5 or Deathadder or Copperhead for a mouse, and a set of Z-5500's for your speakers.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153007http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...erhead&x=0&y=0http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120