Okay, so I got money transferred and am about to order this:
GPU: evga 8800 GTS
CPU: E6600 Core 2 Duo
Case: Antec P180S
I will provide links for the following because I am 100% sure the above are excellent choices.
Mobo: Asus P5b Deluxe
PSU: Hiper 530 W
Storage: 2 x Seagate 320 GB Perpendiculars (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9500 (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118223
Memory: Corsair XMS 4-4-4-12 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
DVD-writer/combo, sound card, and other stuff coming from my current PC!
My only question is can I do better on the ram? I'm really not sure as to what are good timings and speeds for DDR2 as I have only used DDR in the past. The whole twice the speed for higher latency trade off confuses me. Can anyone explain to me how big of an impact the latency timings are on overall system performance?
And just in case anyone is wondering this PC will be used for:
Past, present, and some future games and MP3 / DIVX encoding