Originally posted by ferarri
I havent actually built my comp yet but it is a definent planned christmas present. its gonna be around $3500 for:
evga 680i sli mobo
ballistix ddr2 1000 2gb
sceptre 22" lcd
thermaltake 700w toughpower psu
nzxt lexa case
saitek eclipse II
lite-on 18x dvd burner
xp mce (so i can get free upgrade to vista)
im excited!!!!! =)
Don't waste money on the X6800. Get an E6600 and overclock it to like 3.5Ghz; It'll smoke the X6800 to all ****.
And the eVGA 680i motherboard is not compatible with 90% of aftermarket heatsinks out there (you'll need an aftermarket one). There is a metal plate on the back of the CPU socket that you will have to drill through if you want to mount anything. Good luck not ruining your CPU socket in the process.
You don't need DDR2-1000, the X6800 has too high of a multiplier (11x) to even come close to maxing that out. A E6600 wouldn't even be able to max out DDR2-800.
The PSU is way overkill. A 550W PSU would only be running at 50% output trying to feed your system. 700W is just a waste of money.
Everything else I can't really argue with; quality parts.