Alright, so I'm planing on making a build to get me back into the PC gaming scene. I've been reading up on parts and how everything works and I think I'm starting to understand it all. As of now I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers bought. Next I plan on getting the case and everything that goes in it off ncix.com (I'm Canadian btw). I'm not getting a sound card yet though, I'm going to get that at another time.
This is what I plan to do with this PC:
Play modern and future games
Listen to music
General web surfing and messaging
Some light photoshop work etc
Now I was planing on going all out with an E6600 and a 8800gtx and all but I just spend a load of cash on a PS3, a Wii, and games for both. Because of this I'm going to try and cut corners while still having a system that can do what I want.
This is my planed build. I went with an E6300 but I'm still not sure on that, I might go for E6400 but I don't want to spend all my cash on the E6600.
I'm don't plan on getting a PSU just yet because I hope the one that comes with the case is good enough for now. The video card I have picked out suggests at least 450watts and that's what the in-case PSU is, so it makes me think I should get a 500-550watt PSU.
I went for a cheaper video card because I plan on going all out when DX10 cards become more mainstream next year. I don't want to spend too much on something I play to replace soon.
Anyway, here it is, opinions? (these prices are Canadian)