Going to Build
Ok ibuypower seems to ever-so-slightly jack up their prices on their Core 2 Duo setups, so I'm not going to mess with it. I'm going to build my own. But I need the "hook-ups" lol, as in...your help.
Here is what to do:
Gaming, good games like Oblivion, Battlefield, HL2 ect, all pretty demanding.
A good multitasker, but then again if it can game, it can do anything else pretty much.
I will not be overclocking, I've said it before and I will again.
I already know i want a Sapphire x1950XTX in it and a Core 2 Duo E6600, SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music, and a 250GB Seagate Harddrive.
What I need help on is the following:
RAM (I guess I would want DDR2 2x1GB?)
and anything else you could possibly think of that i would need, besides external accesories like monitor, speakers, and software like Windows.
Would I need to buy extra wiring since the harddrives are all OEM, or do power supplies come with wiring kits for all of your components? How about thermal paste for the cpu?
I want the above parts to be good and hold up well, but I want the price to be reasonable. Some of this stuff might be christmas presents or something lol, so keep a reasonable budget in mind for the parts I mentioned. Like I said, I won't OC, so that should help money wise.
Links would help a ton, and thank you.
Stacker 830 - e6600 @ 3.6ghz - Eva 9800GTX+
X-Fi Xtrememusic - 4GB OCZ SLI 1066
Sceptre 20.1" - Logitech Z5500 - Gigabyte DS3 965p