Alright, well, for better or for worse this is what I got
Intel CoreŽ i7 920 Processor
Asus P6T X58 1366 ATX Motherboard
OCZ Platinum 6 GB Ram
Corsair 650 W Power supply
EVGA GTX 260 core 216
WD 640 GB 7200 RPM 32 mb cache
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Trendnet Wireless N PCI Adapter
Total cost came out to about $1,100, slightly over what I wanted to pay.
Only regret I have is the case haha
I got all the parts except the thermaltake which ships on tuesday. I'll probably get one of my friends over to help me build it but anyone know of a good guide on actually building the computer?
Any advice on what to do/what not to do?
And btw, is one of those static armbands really neccesary?
As for the operating system, I have a computer that I bought from best buy like 4 years ago which has an XP product key on it. I've read that certain keys are made to work only on that specific system, which would really suck. Best case scenario: I'm able to dual-boot Windows 7 and XP. I just burned the Windows 7 x64 version to a CD. It's true that XP only makes use of 4 GB of ram correct?