Originally Posted by Chozart
Too much money spent on the CPU. The Silverstone delivers only 29A on the 12V rails, which is not enough imo. I'd go for 4GB RAM, and I'd put the 8800GT back in
- EVGA 512-P3-N800-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $159.99
- CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply - Retail $69.99
- Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180 - Retail $69.99
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail $84.99
- LITE-ON 20X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail $30.99
- ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail $6.99
Thanks for the reply.
I like your suggestions, and I'm going to take your PSU and your RAM suggestions and run with it, but I think the GPU could actually go down to a 8800GS. The newest game I play is CS:S, and I'd be running at 1440x900, which my 7950GT can max out.
And the reason why I like a CPU>GPU ratio is that I actually like to overclock, and have fun doing it. That was the same reason for my Q6600/7950GT combination. Plus every few months or so I end up building a computer for someone, and I want to get my feet wet with the 45nm CPUs.
Check the wishlist again and tell me what you think.
Edit: Ah, what the hell! I can sacrifice another $20 for a 8800GT. Edited by mrtn400 - 6/7/08 at 8:29pm