I need a little assistance planning a new build for the near future. The only computer I have ever built was during the days of the athlon 64s and nvidia 6xxx series gpus, which i still use, so needless to say it's time for an upgrade. This computer will strictly be for gaming, however I am not looking for ultra high end components. My main objective is to be able to play newer games at relatively high settings, while having as quiet of a computer as possible since noisey PCs annoy the **** out of me.
I'm about to order a Cooler Master Sileo 500 which will hopefully quiet my current system down a bit, although I am a little concerned about cooling with only having 2 case fans. I was looking at the Antec P183 or P193 but they are both too tall for my computer desk. Any other suggestions?
I would like to get an SSD as the boot disk and then have a HDD for games. Would either of these be suitable for a windows 7 boot disk?Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
And what would be the difference between the two?
Also, can anyone recommend a good HDD that is fairly quick and relatively noiseless?
I was looking at this processor
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Would that be a good option or is Intel the way to go?
I would like to get 8 gigs of ram, but would it be better to go with 4 gigs of nicer ram or stick with 8 gigs of not as nice ram.
Finally, is there any new technology coming out in the near future I should wait for or is now a good time to build? Within a couple months of building my last pc agp was pretty much phased out and SATA became the norm, I would like to avoid that this time around (I know pc tech advances extremely fast I'm just talking in the IMMEDIATE future).
Anyways, sorry for the ridiculously long post and thanks in advance for any assistance.