Ya Know, jorsoft03, Thats a great point! I really didnt think about the Processor as maybe being something I could save a little money on. I mean Im (Hopefully) only doing this "junk together" build for a year or two, until I can afford better stuff, and I KINDA was hoping the massive Hardware Innovations Boom ("Lets see how many graphics cards and motherboards we can put out in a single month! Ya Haa!") would calm down a bit and let me catch up (somewhat). Maybe I can get a PSU with my dwindling bank afterall!
I was looking at the system requirements for CRYSIS. That game will be free on Yahoo! Games before I ever get to play it! Jeez!
Well, I just got back from eBay......No Luck on CPUs. For what theyre going for, people should just be buying new. I really dont want less than that 4600+ and theyre going for $50 and change on ebay. By the time you pay shipping and get a fan and heatsink youve paid the price of a new one on Newegg.
Guess Im back to square one. Well two. I did get that 7800gt.
Used Motherboard is out too unless someone here has one.......Im just scared! If someone was tech enough to recognize a blownout capacitor or a burn spot on the board, Im afraid they wouldnt mention it in theyre auction and Id get stuck with a junk or dying board.....
Same with CPUs....I myself have bent a pin a time or two pulling them out and once you bend them back a couple of times they become weak and ready to break off altogether.
Guess I'll order what I can from Newegg or Pricewatch and try to sell this HP to get the rest later. I was SOOOOOO hoping to be up and running by this time next week. But ......Wish in one Hand......
Maybe this time next month is a more likely goal. *sigh*