wow lots of questions and help thx!
ok since I am a programmer and graphics designer as I am studying those in school now, I need to run lots of progs at the same time. I am making small game mods and other things as well as new small games with my project team.
I need to run WebSphere, 3D Studio Max, IE7, The Sims 2 (best test mod game), Photoshop CS2, Borland Compiler and Sony ACID simultaneously for projects so I need some good speed. But ya I only need to get this by July this year since my graphics course starts then. And if the 7900 is coming out that soon then maybe I could get that. Do u know how much it will sell for?
As for the audio I would like top quality sound and I was not sure about the onboard audio. Is it good enough to run sound creators?
And of course I would like it to run games at top graphics. But if the AMD is that much cheaper then I'll definitely consider it. I've just used Intel all my life and I'm fine with them.
And what about water cooling sytems? Are they better than fans or just quieter? And is it easy to set up?
BTW thx for all the help everyone. I'm going to look in to it some more and put together new parts from what u said tomorrow.