Hi everyone! Sorry if this post is too long (in advance) - I am just posting because I am looking to build a new PC for the first time and I need some advice/help so that I dont completely butcher this somehow and waste a whole lot of money lol (I am on an older laptop right now
well enough is enough!). Any help is *truly* appreciated!!!
I know intel has a new chip coming out soon but I cant wait and I dont want to wait. I am not willing to spend a million dollars on this thing, but I definitely want to build a PC that will last me a while without needing to upgrade it and will give me an advantage while gaming. I also work fulltime (40 56 hours per week) online and I run a billion programs at once, so going dual core should really just make my life better and less frustrating lol.
this is what Ive got so far
: NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window (124.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018
: Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W Power Supply ($89.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard ($157.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540
(Do I need the Premium?)
: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor ($632.00) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544
: CORSAIR XMS PRO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($245.00) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145503
: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive ($89.00) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065
: 2x eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card (2x $319.00 = $638.00) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130015
(Is eVGA reliable? Should I be going with a different one? ASUS?)
: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card ($75.00) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178
: Sony/Plextor/NEC Combo drive recommendations for something cheap yet effective would be nice
. I am more concerned with just getting quality + reliability than anything else at this point. ($~40.00)
: Trying to decide between the following two: ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch ($299.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375
and Acer AL1951C Silver-Black 19" 4ms LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.294mm Pixel Pitch ($339.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009075
(minus shipping) = around $2,400.00
+ shipping + OS (windows), etc.
Should I be buying any additional cooling devices, or is the standard stuff that comes with everything sufficient? Is everything compatible (Im pretty sure it is)? Any recommendations to save a few bucks, or recommendations for upgrades/downgrades, etc.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!