Alright well, I've been out of a decent rig for too long, these 3 or 4 days of having to suffer through a TNT2, playing Max Payne at medium settings @ 800x600 with 20 fps, have gone long enough..
I'm gonna look at this build two ways; Phenom X4 or C2Q, as I'm willing to wait to see what AMD has to offer. So I'm gonna list the things that I'm sure about, and the things that I'm not. I'm hoping to hit the $1200 (canadian) mark and I also hope that prices will soon be adjusted to US prices, since we are trading 1.07USD to every 1.00CND, so... WE SHOULD GET SOME BLOODY BETTER PRICES HERE ALREADY!!
General Parts (Doesn't matter if I go AMD or Intel)
*RAM: Ballistix? OCZ Titaniums? G.Skillz? Patriots? dunno doesn't really matter whichever's cheaper, they can all reach 1000+ MHz..
*Graphics: 8800GT - Possibly 8800GTS V2
*Case: No clue, I don't care for bling anymore, I want best bang for buck cooling, maybe with some modest LEDness in the front, within the same price range as the Apollo, maybe even less
*PSU: 520HX, probably, maybe the VX-550, but I'm so liking the idea of modular, anything in the price range of the VX but modular? Any other company that would be available in Canada? I know Rosewill isn't.
*HSF: Tuniq Tower 120 fur shurrr
maybe a TRUE or CNPS9700, depending on prices
*HDD: Seagate 320GB 16MB cache.. blah blah blah
*CPU: Agena 9500/9600/9700, depending on price and multipliers
*Mobo: No friggin clue, know absolutely nothing about AM2 mobos, something comparable to a DS3L in features and price