Guys, thanks for letting me join the board, new member here (points to post count *grin*)
Guys, I am trying to build this new system, and trying very hard to stay below $1100 if viable. Everything is pretty much set in stone, with the exception of the: motherboard, case, cpu cooler and memory.
I would truly welcome any experienced comments if you can spare a moment: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...stTitle=System
I very much want to stay with the dual core if viable, and want a minimum of 4 gigs of DDR2-800, maybe the 4-4-4-12 latency? I would like the ability to later jump into a Phenom quad with the same motherboard if at all possible as well as faster memory, but man am I ever back and forth with the Gigabyte, MSI, and Asus selections.
I really do not desire to overclock anything presently, but may in the future, its not an ultra high priority.
I simply do not want to make a bad purchase. Also on the case, I would prefer not to have to overspend for a case if possible, but would want something semi nice, maybe that 900 Antec is overkill? I have one video card (ATI HD 3870), one hard drive, and one dvd write going in it, and thats about it.
Windows XP 32bit is the present operating system.
Once again, comments from any of you vets that can toss one my way would be great. As you can see my the link the only thing missing is the motherboard, and maybe the memory could be swapped for another type?
Thanks guys, very much.