Ok so here is my dilemma:
I currently have the rig that is described in my signature. It works fairly well, but I am thinking of doing some massive upgrades to be closer back to the front edge of technology and have the best possible gaming experience. Let me know what you all think of the upgrade ideas compared with my current rig and whether you think it worthwhile.
Here is my possible computer upgrade list:
Silverstone TJ09-BW Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Retail
Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 HD OEM
EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card (2nd card similar to the one I currently have for SLI) Retail
OCZ FlexXLC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 (PC2 9200) Dual Channel Kit Retail
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 Retail
Total: $2,100.95 + $29.21 for shipping = $2,130.16
If I were to get this list, I would then be able to sell this list of items:
- DFI Lanparty ut nf4 ultra-d motherboard (used estimate $50-130)
- G.Skill 2GB (2x1gb) ddr400 2-3-2-5 ram (used estimate $100-150)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo CPU (used estimate $250-300)
- Antec Performance-TX Black Computer Case (used estimate $40-80)
Total estimate: $480-660 (guessing about $550)
So the total cost of my entire upgrade would be approximately: $1,580.16
What do you all think? Would my current PSU be able to handle 2 8800GTX's in SLI along with everything else? Would there be much of an improvement in performance over my current system? I am open to all suggestions, etc. Thanks!!
EDIT: I am thinking I might remove the HD from that list because I currently have a 74gig 10,000 rpm HD that I thought I might be able to put in raid 0 with that new one but they are different models (newegg doesn't have the one I have any more) so I don't know if I even could raid them. The only reason I would get it would be fore increased speed with raid 0. Any thoughts? If I did get it would I need some kind of raid controller? I know nothing about raid.
EDIT2: I am an OCer but have never ventured into liquid cooling, if I did this upgrade should I begin? I am very hesitant to do my first liquid cooling attempt on a system that is this expensive because I wouldn't want to fry it