BTW - I'm starting to shop for a new PC (built from parts) and have come to the conclusion that it's about time to stop upgrading and devote some extra cash to the new techologies (Core Duo, 975x chipset, DDR2 RAM, Dual layer DVD, PCIe video, SATA II, etc). In particular, AGP video cards have topped out and you won't be seeing any new ones - they're all PCIe.
FYI, here's the specs I'm looking at:
Coolermaster Centurian 5 case
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V PSU
MSI 975X PLATINUM Power Up Edition mobo
(Onboard sound and NIC)
Core 2 Duo E6600 OEM
ThermalRight Ultra-120 CPU cooler
2 gB of PC2-6400 memory (OCZ is $25 cheaper than Corsair)
2 - WD Raptor 150GB Hard Drives (no RAID - just too expensive)
ATI Radeon X1900 XTX Video Card (overkill for me - any suggestions for lower?)
Pioneer DVR-111D Dual Layer DVD±RW
I haven't toted up the prices yet - but the vid card will be the first thing that I downgrade. Next will be the PSU (it's 3 x as much as the case).
Edited by usasma, 15 October 2006 - 09:27 AM.
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