I am a poor guy with expensive hobbies. I compose music (I wish it was more than a hobby) and play some heavy games (I don't think there is such thing as a game out now that doesn't make the average compy pee the floor.)
Here's what I been looking at...
AMD 2x AM2 mobo (ATX, SLI compatible)
2gig Corsair RAM (about 200$)
A (practically priced) video card that can run 3d games on high settings /w no lag (SLI ready)
A fast hardrive (16Mb buffer SATA/300, or better)
I already have my audio card in mind (Mbox Pro... for music recording)
I have an INSANE number of questions but I'll try to compact them... please keep in mind that I'm poor so I want a meaty computer with none of the fat. (powerful and practical, not pretty)
Case? (Tooless entry, cheap, STURDY and portable) I'm thinking I might be using my computer as a recording studio that can "dock" in my car.
Best AMD Processor for AM2 mobo? I know 2x core isn't utilized at the moment, but is it an investment?
Best Video card (0 lag gaming. Music software also uses video card a lot.) SLI, will 1 $400 card be better than 2 $300 dollar card? Or can I buy one 400 dollar card and by the second one later on? OOOH! and the dual core video cards that are sli ready, will 4 video cores actually be running (efficiently)?
Hardrive... Is there a practical 10k that will significantly outperform a 7.2k 16Mb SATA/300? Is RAIDing worth it?
Okay with ALL of that crap in mind.... PC or Mac? Could I go Micro ATX and still be satisfied?
Sorry for all the different questions. I'm going to need a filing system for the answeres...
TY for ANY help
Edited by ubiquitously, 01 July 2006 - 06:18 PM.