OK. I need advice on my first build. I am willing to spend 1700 but would definately like to spend alot less. I have haphazardly compiled a build w/ the parts below. The purpose of this machine will be to record audio / play games / general entertainment excluding the need for a tv tuner. Do not curb the jargon for a newbie and especially not the parts, as I am not all that new. It's just the first build. I have speakers a mouse a keyboard a monitor and all that ****.
I have decided to wait for the conroe and figured the high end version would be 600 USD. I'm unsure of the mobo. i AM also unsure of what to do about the graphics card since the dx10 capable cards will come out soon? should i just build when the conroe comes out w/out graphics card then buy a next gen graphics card, whatdya think . how long is the wait supposed to be? anyway to recap. audio ****, future proofed, general entertainment, maximum gaming.
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black
eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256-P2-N563-AX Video Card
Thermaltake W0093RU 500W Power Supply (not sure bout this...)
OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 670 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3800F (THIS IS JUST FOR PRICING. I'M WAITING FOR CONROE) or will current AMD's be less expensive and get the job done. probably not since i multitask yada yada. oh and maximum settings on the games for years to come.
2 MAXTOR 250 GB HD's at 74.99
1 Samsung Optical Drive at 39.99
i need no sound card. i have an sound ad/da converter conected via firewire.
whatdya think? let see if we can get the cost down. it's currently at 1643.00 USD. Please help!! Let me know if this is too vague . Let get this **** built.