though i do electronics at uni, all my previous computers are bought as Barebone Bundles and added HDD + graphics card.
now i plan to build a computer, from scratch.
this computer is got to last until i graduate which is in 3 years time. and this computer is also got to be able to play all latest games on high settings in those 3 years (i only plan to upgrade graphics card and add 4gig RAM may be add HDD)
of course, seeing so many people got good OC results
Zalman CNP9500LED (already bought)
RAM: GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C4 800MHz
this seems good
Corsair XMS6400 2x1GB 800MHz (probably not this one)
HDD: WD Caviar SE16 500Gb
chose this because it says it's got <8.9ms. and i've got a WD 250GB, which is running very well.
Graphics: BFG Tech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB
(will upgrade this one when 2nd generation Dx10 cards comes out, so getting a mid-range card)
DVD RW: Liteon DH-20A1P-45C 20x
just the cheapest DVD RW on that website.
or this SATA Samsung
PSU: ThermalTake Toughpower Series Cable Management 700W
(a good PSU to last 3 years, i hope)
and components that are missing:
Case: Antec Nine Hundred
im waiting for x38 chipset to come out, which i shall see which one is the best and buy that.
and also going to get a 22inch widescreen monitor. may be this LG monitor
inside the case, what else is missing? (including tiny bits, like SATA cables, jumpers?)
what component(s) is going to be the bottleneck in this system?
price, including monitor, i plan to spend 1000GBP, though it's 2000USD, US components are generally cheaper, so around 1800USD budget for this rig.
all advice are welcome.