Originally Posted by matroska
I would switch the 8GB kits for 4GB, saving a few bucks for a bigger graphics card, depending on the games you are willing to run on them
Another thing i want to suggest is to lower specs in order to have 6+1 PCs in case of one of them have problems so you can replace it ASAP and don't loose the income of the broken rig.
What games are you planning on run?
Running a business, incoming is the key
Duely noted, switching to 4GB kits
I was going to do some searching through the forums either today or tomorrow to see what the main popular games are today (been out of the loop for a year or so now)
Originally Posted by Volvo
8GB is pointless here.
I'd pick up an Athlon II X4 640 over the X2 555.
Also, go with WD Caviar Blue 500's for the drives. Seagate drives aren't known for reliability these days.
You never did factor in a power supply, did you?
Order a PSU from Newegg. The Antec Neo ECO 400C, Corsair CX430 and FSP Aurum 400 are all good choices.
A quality 400W supply is enough to handle an i7 and anything up to a HD6950.
As for graphics, going with a Sapphire HD6870 may be cheaper.
Lower the cost, get an Asus M4A78LT-M LE board with 2x 2GB sticks of Kingston Value RAM.
4GB KVR's and the 640 it is
Thats a shame, I've usually known Seagate to have nice HDD's
Case comes with a 620W PSU and even if its a generic PSU i figured that should be enough.
The 6870's are around $210-250 so hmm...
Originally Posted by Redwoodz
under $600 after rebates
I like your thinking on the case, PSU and RAM
But I am staying completely away from MSI, what with their power issues
I want a board with a good power phase design, cause i probably will be overclocking them all, finding the weakest link (lowest overclocker) and matching the others to it
going to to some poking around for a bit then will update OPEdited by Mr.Steve - 3/30/11 at 11:19am