I'll bet you guys are getting really sick of these threads, but you are the best source of info I have so here it goes.
I'm currently in the process of saving for a new comp. I hope to have around 1k-1.2k by Jan. I need a pc that can run any game on the market (especially Crysis) maxed out and still have power left for new games that might come out. This will be a gaming computer only. I have never overclocked, and I am skeptical of my ability to do so, but am willing to do a little bit of ocing if it will reduce the cost of my machine. I do NOT want liquid cooling, and my home has no air conditioning, so it gets warm in there during the summer.
What I am thinking currently:
Motherboard: I have no idea what would be a good motherboard. I know the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard is a good board, but it doesn't support SLI. I am not looking to run SLI at the moment, but would like to have to ability to do so if I change my mind in the future. (Yes I do run my games at high resolutions.)
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
CPU: I want an Intel, NEVER AMD. I am having trouble deciding. Are some better than others for OCing? From what I hear, the dual cores are better for gaming than the quad cores, but I am open minded about either. I would like to hear your opinions on either.
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 GeForce 8800GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
That's what I'm thinking for now, but I don't know when Nvidia's next series is releasing or how much that will cost.
RAM: I guess it depends on the processor I choose, but I would go with either Corsair or Crucial I think. 4 gigs hopefully.
Case: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
I like this, but would prefer a full-size tower. Couldn't find one that I really liked. I suppose it's not the end of the world.
OS: Windows XP is what I have now, so I would use that to start. I'd upgrade to vista when I had the money after building the pc.
That's all I got for now, I know it's not too much to work with. I don't mind if whatever I get is a little over my budget, as long as it is worth the extra money. Anything under my budget would be helpful too!
Thank you guys!