Re: Desktop died, building new one, need advice
Budget? 500 is a nicely built system.
You said you have 5 pci cards. What are they? So much has been put on the mobo now that other than a top quality sound card or wireless NIC, its all intergrated.
I'd get a new SATA optical, and run your ide drives off 1 riddon. For 30 bucks youre getting a modern dvd-rw, so why not eh.
Also, what are your uses? be real with yourself on this. And youre gonna here lotsa of get this than oc the beech out of it. But be honest... are you really that into oc'ing?
Give a bit more info, and take a browse through other, 5 to 700 build threads.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig