Hi to the forum.. discovered it earlier and looks cool/friendly
im near to building up my first desktop and im just getting the last few bits together..
happy with everything so far, but im really stuck for a graphics card. the choices seem limitless and all have pluses and minuses (minuses being i want the silly/expensive ones!)
here is the spec of the system to give anyone a rough picture of what might work.. or that i need.
thermaltake tsunami dream
coolermaster aero3 fan controler
acousti-fan's all round
2 x corsair value 512's *edited*
Asus A8N-VM CSM Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI Express Mobo
amd +3500 venice
arctic cooling 64 pro *edited*
maxtor diamondmax sata
saitek eclipse gaming k/board
razer copperhead special edition s.k gaming
del 20" widescreen 2005.
the bit i cant make my mind up over is the gaming card
my budget is around the £100/150 mark to get some decent res out of the games im playing at the mo.. far cry, halo, m.o.h ect, and i would ideally like something thats not too noisy as i use the p.c as a media centre mostly.. watching films on low volume as i dont get home till late most nights.
i do like the look of the asus fanless range and a couple the likes of Gainward BLISS GeForce 6800 GS "Goes Like Hhell" 512MB and the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB.. but if anyone knows of a cheaper and similar(ish) spec card, id be grateful for all opinions/pointers!!
im just getting into home computing/gaming/media just for the fun of it.. mostly using laptops for work over the last few years but i would like to build an x-box 360 munching all singing/dancing media centre.. one day
t.i.a for any pointers/advice and i hope i can do the same soon.. al