What would you do?
I intend on building a new machine in the coming weeks and have been going back and forth with 2 options and just curious what you guys would go for.
Right now i have a E6600 oc'ed to 3.2, 8800gt, abit aw9d max mobo, for my main components. This system will be handed down thus why one option seems a pointless and small upgrade because for the most part i am happy with it.
now my options:
1) A q6600, 9800gtx+, with an asus maximus II Formula mobo, 4 gigs of memory, and a beefy 24in monitor.
2) i7 920, An Nvidia 260 card, The cheap Gigabyte mobo, 6 gigs of memory, and i would have to go down to a 22 inch monitor.
The memory is mostly what is making this choice tough as ddr2 is like 50 bucks and ddr3 is like 200. That and the mobo prices, i rather not have a bottom line mobo but the i7 board are a ridiculous price.
I am trying to keep around 1400-1500(including keyboard, case, psu, etc etc.) and can go up to 1600 but rather not. So i have some room to play with of these parts but not much.
As for me, I oc, i game, i web design and do digital art. I watch movies almost solely on my computer and while having either my art programs or a game up in the background or on another monitor.
If you guys have a secret option 3 that you would like to share i am more then happy to listen. And thanks for your time in sharing your thoughts.