It's okay Canis-X, no hard feelings over here
. As for what I have decided on so far ... I have decided I think to go with the following as a definite:
Case: Used to have the Antec Solo in the build, but NemesisChild made a good point that there is no way to vent. So I think it is between the Antec 900 or 1200 and maybe the HAF 922 suggested. Really like that 1200's look.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
MB: This is where I am having the biggest trouble and am currently undecided.
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH (Not sure if I should downgrade this now or should I just prepare it for the future. Also need answers on Mhz and Timings vs Budget)
PSU: XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (This was the one I wanted but its sold out on Newegg. May go with the 750W version or another suggestion)
CPU Cooler: Scythe MUGEN-2 Rev. B cooler (Tough call here but looks the best for the price I think)
HDD 1 (Personal Data 1st HDD - RAID 1 config): SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HDD 2 (Personal Data 2nd HDD - RAID 1 config): SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HDD 3 (OS Data): OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
(This would be my ideal configuration even though I may have to drop part of this to save cash)
Optical Drive: not entirely sure, but shouldn't be an issue
In addition, I need speakers and eventually a quality sound card in the future. Looking at the Audioengine 2, Audioengine 5, or Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound as of right now.
I will try and get prices up for each shortly to help out.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX ($199.99 from Newegg)
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ($259.99 after rebate from Newegg)
PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($99.99 after rebate from Newegg - as long as 750W is good enough for the future)
I think I will set my budget at about 800 max for the computer itself. The speakers will cost at least 200. I am hoping to get about around 1000 (at least 800-900) for my computer, a Spire laptop bag, & Logitech Wireless Mouse and Keyboard combo. I have about 140 something from a previous Dell Latitude D610 as well but I would like to bank some money.
Right now I have 560 of 800 taken up by these 3 leaving 240. If you need to make a modification I am all ears.
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