My current computer is about 4 years old now and is starting to show its age, so I am trying to do research and find the best parts to use for a new computer and figure out how everything works and whats top of the line now adays and if the pieces will even work together.
This is my first time trying to do this sort of thing so am trying to ask for advice from people who know about this and to help me out by telling me if the parts I'v chosen are any good or what there preferred parts might be that would be better then what I have picked out, Also to point out if I'v made any huge mistakes for somebody new at this.
I am going to use the speakers and DELL monitor from my last computer, I don't believe there is much decay with age with these parts or am I wrong?
I still haven't picked out a motherboard for the computer, I need to figure if it is compatible with all these other parts and it would help if you guys could recommend any that would work or which are top of the line these days.
All the prices are from www.newegg.com
The Case to put it all in
Lian Li PC-V1000 computer case $180
Review of the Case that got me interested
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor $315
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $240 with rebate
Heatsink and Fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler $30
And trying to decide between these two graphic cards.
eVGA 01G-P2-N592-AX Geforce 7950GX2 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Dual GPU Video Card $495
XFX PVT71UZDF9 Geforce 7950GX2 1GB 512-bit (256-bit x2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Xtreme Video Card $575
Now I got to figure out what kind of power supply I will need for all this will 500W do or will I have to go higher? thinking between these
RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V/ EPS12V 630W Power Supply 115/230 V CB, IEC, TUV, UL, CSA $109
APEVIA (ASPIRE) ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE $40
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $180
Western Digital Extreme Lighted WDXC2500JBRNN 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a External Hard Drive $120
Total: $1425-$1560 without shipping or any extra fees
Thanks in advance for any help.