I'm going to build a new PC, I hope in a month or less, and this is my configuration.
Asus M2N-SLI-Deluxe NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID $159.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.40GHz / 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan $255.99
OCZ Dual Channel EL Platinum XTC 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) $219.99
Pioneer DVR-110DBK / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 8x DVD+R DL / 40x32x40x CD-RW / Black/ OEM DVD Burner with Software $42.99
EVGA GeForce 7900 GT KO / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV $279.99
I was thinking if I should buy a 320GB HD, or two 160GB HD's to configure them in RAID 0 so it could be faster. And, wich brand is better Maxtor, Seagate or Western Digital. Although Seagate and Maxtor are the same owners but is there any difference in their performance?
I have to add there the case
My budget is around $1,200, but if I need to I'll wait some more and get some more money. Also, I live in Puerto Rico so higher shipping applies. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.