Originally posted by timmer
i still say intel all the way for life u amd fan boys make me sick to my stomach when the dont know anything bout the intels. why does alienware use only intel??? and they are sick gaming pc's why why why????? exactly
actually, it's because we know so much about Intel and AMD that we choose AMD.
and no, AMD will not be bought out by Intel. AMD is here to stay
all you neewd to do is check some benchmarks, and see that AMD is actually ahead in most cases. this isn't being an AMD fanboy either. I'd go for an Intel any day if they released a better CPU, but so far, the X2 4800+ and FX-57 are still the winners.
and about alienware apparently only using Intel's, click what truebe posted.
I would suggest dual 7800 GTX's in SLI
these are for $500, and they're from eVGA
the Athlon 64 X2 4800+
for $950 + $5.90 shipping
the DFI NF4 Ultra-D
for $129. I believe this motherboard holds all the records for Athlon 64 overclocks.
G.Skill 2x512MB PC4400
$232. this is the best RAM I've ever seen. it is guaranteed DDR550, but most people can reach DDR600. provided the 4800+ can reach a 300 HTT you can get it to DDR600 aswell
Seagate 200GB SATA
and WD 36GB Raptor
put Windows and your programs on the Raptor, and use the 200GB drive for misc storage. the Raptor is the fastest SATA drive so far, so you'll see better load times for your apps, and Windows.
OCZ Modstream 520W
this is a good quality PSU, it should also increase your stability if you overclock.
LG 4163B DVD burner
$48 this is really fast, and really quiet. it is also good quality, and burns all formats of DVD's.
you can get 2 of these if you want
21" Dell CRT monitor
has a 2048x1536 resolution. I have this exact monitor, and it is really good, but my video card is letting it down (an FX-5200) however the 7800 GTX will take full advantage of it. it should even be able to play HL2 at 2048x1536, with AA and AF on.
total = $2815