it's time for me to get a new gaming pc and i need suggestions from you on where and what to buy.
i have about $2200 to spend.
here is my wish list...
Intel® Pentium® D 840 CPU @ 3.2GHz w/ 800FSB Dual-Core 2x1MB Cache, 64 Bit
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
250-300 GB hard drive (non RAID)
USB 2.0/Firewire ports (front and back of case)
multi format media card reader instead of floppy
i can live with integrated 7.1 sound instead of a card
i am NOT interested in see through cases with all the lights and stuff. a plain case is fine for me. i have a CRT monitor and speakers i will be using already.
i have a couple questions though.
which is the best most reliable vendor? (cyperpowerinc.com, alienware.com, etc...)
do i need a cooling system?
Pentium D vs Pentium 4? (cost vs bang for buck)
what watt power supply do i need?
thanks so much guys!