Originally posted by crusher
My budget is around 3000. That only includes the tower. I want to buy a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc, but that isn't included in the budget. I want this comp to be able to last a long time and be upgradable. Sorry for the long response, didn't check this forum until I got up this morning.
Would an intel system be better than the amd system for gaming currently?
Yes it would Be.
You probably won't spend all 3K on the Tower. But we Can Try.
(With Tuniq tower or scythe ninja or XP-90/120+ Artic Silver 5 and 120 MM Fan)
Corsair Dominator 2 GB DDR2 1142
eVGA 8800GTX 768MB
Creative Sound Blaster X-fi
Plextor 18X DVD Burner
WD 74 GB Raptor (For OS)
Seagate 320 GB SATA ( Two in RAID 1 or 0)
Case: Whatever you decide.
Also remember that even if you go water cooling you will still need fans for case air flow.
I didn't add that up, but I doubt it came to 3 grand, Maybe 2900 tops.
As for Moniter if you need one, Some widescreen, Samsung, Hanns G, Sceptre or Viewsonic.
If it turns out you want to make some changes maybe add another HD or two, another plextor or optorite Burner, you can take the CPU down to a E6600 and with the money saved you can spend it else where. If you wanted to save more money you could knock the RAM Down to some DDR2 800 Corsair or G Skill.