...so I thought I would make another tedious 'what-goes-with-what' type thread.
Had my PC for about 2 years, its a poor AMD 3500+ thing which I got fairly cheap for starting uni. I did a few upgrades (HDD, GPU, PSU), but I am starting to get bored with it now, and as I have a well-paid summer job (£340/week) I can afford a PC with 2 weeks work (probably 3 weeks if I'm being realistic).
I put together a little list, tell me what you think:
Case: Coolermaster CM-690 v2 Dominator (could not seem to find the original which I saw somewhere and I don't know what v2 offers over it?)
CPU: Q6600 (going to O/C to at least 3.3Ghz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 (nothing to say about this really - it seems a good overclocker!)
RAM: 4 x 1Gb G.Skill HZ 800mhz (my brother has 2 of these sticks in his PC and it is pretty fast - I want to beat him
DVD/RW: Samsung SH-S223F/RSMN 22x DVD±RW x 2 (average joe)
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (seems to be the most popular choice around here) plus a healthy scattering of Scythe S-Flex 120mm fans (bigger=slower rpm=quieter but still shift the same air - am I right?)
OS: Vista 64bit
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W (taken from my current build - has served me well)
GPU: GeForce 7900GS 256mb (its holding me back but I will upgrade it and the monitor eventually)
I plan to upgrade the monitor (Samsung 17" TFT) and graphics card at the same time, I am looking at the Samsung SM245B 24" monitor and either an ATI 4870 card, or an nVidia GeForce GTX 260/80 (still not sure) but this will be a while off and will cost nearly as much as the rest of the components put together!
This little lot comes out at £681.19 (Overclockers/Scan) WITHOUT the new monitor/graphics card, thats $1348.01 to you yanks. Just goes to show how overpriced components are over here.
So, what do you reckon? Help muchly appreciated