Thanks for taking your time to answer all of that, it was definately no short one. Lets see now.
Firstly, what is so great about 7900gtx? Wouldn't a superior card make more sense then a SLI set up, they don't give you double power and less upgradability unless you want to go quad further down the line.
Also, could you give me some information on this "g80's" gpu. I haven't seen any information on it.
As for waiting, it is not that much of a problem really. The reason I am asking if I should wait is because I have no idea how expensive the dx10 cards will be. Although, even if I don't get a dx10 card, others will surely fall quite a bit in their price.
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The reason I meantioned IBUYPOWER is because when I searched for parts in newegg, I came up with similar price as for they charged for the whole system. I mean, all the little things put together, it looked like it was only $100-200 more expensive then building myself. Did I miscalculate?
I kinda figured out myself from what I found posted by another user http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2802&p=4
However, I would like someone to clarify how much this raw power transfers into gaming. As I understand it, Core 2 Due processors have larger cache while Athalon has much larger bus. I've no idea which is better for gaming. I am only leaning to the 5000+ because I've got 5k in my nick and it makes for a nice effect when I post my pc stats in my signature when I get it
Yeah, it's silly, but I don't think I'll live to see another day when a good processors gets 5000 in it's name.
Well, I am not particulary bothered with how long it takes to boot up my system. Also, how long it takes to boot up depends a lot on how much stuff is on your hard drive. I bet if you had 4 raptors stuffed with ~570gb or so, it wouldn't load in 20 seconds anymore.
Anyway, I only really care for how much this transfers into gaming. I don't really do anything else that relies heavily on harddrive speed or I do so rarely that it doesn't matter.
Also, noise does have some impact on my choise.I don't want to hear roaring when I am doing anything aside of gaming and even then I don't want to hear it over the sound from my speakers and I am not a person who turns sound high either.
In other words, I would consider them if there was a considerable performance benefit in something other then system boot up and file search (I realise this is something that is done while playing games). So, does it have impact in game other then load times between levels?
Also, Wikipedia seems to tell me that Raid 0 actually slows down the speed of the harddrives by a margin. Or rather, the seek times, but not the send times. If only I knew what that meant..