I have decided to build my first computer, and i want to go conroe.
All i need right now is mobo, cpu, psu, graphics card, ram, and new OS.
Here is a list of parts that i have picked out. I am trying to stay at a budget around $1100
GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI
XFX PV-T71G-UDF7 Geforce 7900GT 256MB
Patriot eXtreme Performance 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
I was wondering if i upgrade my mobo or switch to a different HD, will i be able to reinstall this OS or is it a one time deal and can only work with the hardware it was installed with?
total: $1048.95 (and with shipping it is hitting $1100)
I know the psu is probably overdoing it but i plan to later upgrade the mobo(when the nforce 5 series comes out and drop some in price) and get another 7900gt or upgrade to dx10...so the psu needs to be able to handle the future upgrades. If the psu i picked out won't be able to handle the above mentioned upgrades please suggest one that seems like it will. And i have a cm stacker T01, and was wondering if the ocz psu will fit in it?
I hope i got everything. I will be using a seagate 400gb ata/100 and will upgrade to sata 3gb/s raid setup later when i save up enough money, in case you are wondering about the HD.
Also i am concerned about some frequent power failures we have had in my area (too many ppl with their ac cranked too high
) and i don't want to get a brand new system only to have it shocked repeatly. So i am looking for a good UPS that can support a system like the one above. This is not included in the budget i stated earlier.
here is one i was looking at:
OPTI-UPS Enhanced Series ES1000C 1000VA 700W 8 Outlets UPS
Thanks guys for any suggestions you may have,