I recently purchased all of these components and would like to hear some feedback on my new system. Im new to this site but it looked very resourceful, so here it goes. Everything was bought new off TigerDirect.com.
-Windows XP Professional $139.99
-PQI 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 PC5400 667MHz (2x512)x(2)=2gb $170
-Asus P5LD2 Socket 775 Motherboard $130( Asus MOBO
-Maxtor 250GB SATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA150 $85
-Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX 2.0 PFC 12CM Fan PSU $85(PSU
-Asus VENTO 3600 Dream Gaming Gamer Case - Black $140(VENTO
-Intel Pentium D 930 3.0Ghz DT 800FSB Socket 775 $350 (CPU
-Xmidia GeForce 6600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT $180 (GFX CARD
Everything else I have already (LCD, mouse, keyboard, sound). Total for the above was around ~1250. It feels like I got great prices on these parts. I shopped around at NewEgg.com, CDW.com, etc. and some were cheaper, some were pricier, but I liked the TigerDirect site alot and also XP Pro was ~$40 from everywhere else.
Please let me know what you guys think. I had a TIGHT budget limit so I couldn't exceed 1200 really. I tried pricing on Dell.com with similar components, and it skyrocketed towards $2k. So I feel like this is a deal for a trustworty CPU and MOBO.This setup is going to be for strictly gaming purposes. BF2, Quake 4, Doom 3, CODII, etc. Pretty much to run all the latest titles & more.