Originally Posted by ddanko12
CPU: i7 940
Mobo: asus rampage
Gfx card: wait for gtx 295
RAM: 6gb DDR3 1600mhz or better
Sound: X-fi titanium
HDD: WD 300gb Raptor + 2x 250gb in RAID 0
PS: something over 700 watts?
Is this a good start?
Come on, he's looking for a good gaming rig. i7 isn't for gamers, it can barely outperform a Q9550. It shines in encoding and server-like duties, and it's a monster there, but as far as gaming is concerned, he's better off saving some money, grabbing a Q9550 and buying some more games with the differance.
Originally Posted by stanglx302
You might want to think about getting a retail version of Vista rather than OEM. If you ever plan on changing motherboards or your whole set up, you can re-use it on another system. An OEM version is "stuck" to the original motherboard.
I know it says 'Upgrade version', but it can be installed fresh with a simple little trick. (Google it)
It only comes with the 32 bit version, but Microsoft will send you the 64 bit version for $10.
I use an OEM Vista Utli X64 disc, and it didn't care when I swapped out my old DFI for the EPoX I'm using now. Didn't miss a beat.