I'm getting ready to buy a new computer with a $1000 budget, and I've worked for a few weeks on this list. I was wondering if any of you had suggestions, comments, crits. I play games, not super high end games though. (Civ 4, Pirates, KoTOR[soon i hope]) One of my main uses is Blender3d (http://www.blender.org
) which is one reason I'm going 2X on the CPU.
CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
ASUS Combo Drive Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model CB-5216AG - OEM
ATX Computer Cases
XION XION II XON-101 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
Internal Hard Drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA NCQ 3Gb/s ST3160812AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
ePOWER EP-500XP ATX12V/ EPS12V 500W Power Supply - OEM
CPU Thermal Paste / Grease
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Memory - System
Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model KVR400AK2/2GR - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
That'$ fine with me. I changed the XION II to the 103 which has blue lights and is CHEAPER!
I'm planning on a different PSU than that ePower thing, any sugg?