@PuddleJumper thanks for the input on the 300 series, it just worried me
@stalin that powercolor so has a dude on it, with long hair. :P
@ everyone sorry i came off angry its just I did come for help and all, and I got a little ticked when everyone assumed I was a guy, and I only get 1 shot at this computer.. I want it to work out and last 5+ years and not get screwed in the end, ya know?
It's gonna be like 1300 bucks with a new moni and I currently have 150 bucks to my name, so it ain't like I am made of money to just plop out "oh sorry get ''this'' then do 'this and this and this' to it to make it the bestest" If I wanted the best I'd need a lot more money, I just want to compete in the "Top 10" performance wise, if possible, or at least top 50/100.
Yes I know the phenom was made for OC, I just a lil bit biased fangirl-ish toward the AMD class of things. But I have read a lot of reviews and documents showing that Intels "fake quad" is indeed faster and superior to AMDs stuff, and the prices are not really that much different from one another for me to get that picky. If AMD were much cheaper for the lacking 15% performance.. then sure I'd go AMD for prices... but it would have to be >15% discount on the parts for the value.. which it is not.
Lemme review more links and look at the prices and stats and toss them together into a proposed build and then please tell me what you think. Oh and.. please don't rip it all apart and throw a whole new build in cuz that'll just confuse the **** outta me. If something is wrong with what I link.. then say "dont use the case.. the case is small and will cause heating problems, try this, or this, as they are slightly better designed for size, and cool very well" which has already been stated about the Antec 300 series, so I may go with it...
And I apologize.. you guys are right.. I am being silly.. this crud won't even be seen, heck only the front of the case will be seen, so visually... it doesn't matter.. I got caught up in the advertising, my bad.
Before I get into that... if you had to chose between video cards, one being 'core clock' 50mhz faster, and the other being about double the 'memory clock' but everything else the same... which is better?
Case - Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Mobo - Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
PSU- Newegg.com - Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
CPU - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
RAM - Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
HDD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Video - Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
-or- Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
CDRom - Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Moni - Newegg.com - ASUS VK222H Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Webcam 300 cd/m2 ASCR 5000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
which all comes to 1374 (with cheaper video) and a 110 mail in rebate so 1264 in the end...