Have to say I have been an intel guy all my life. I really want to create a nice machine. Something that will last me awhile and have the ability to play STALKER when it finally comes out.
I do lots of web design and coding, so whatever you all suggest I need the video card to be mainstream enough so that it can handle longhorn when it comes out. I would like to have this machine before June 30th so I can then load the beta of longhorn. I currently have 5048 on my laptop, but would like to switch.
I have a 20" lcd panel already capapble of 1600x1200+ and I have the keyboard and mouse of choice along with a NAS device on the network. I would like the machine to take care of me for at least the next 2 years if possible and handle any new hardware for upgrades within the next year.
So if I could ask you all for your assistance on this it would be great. If you know any barebones systems that have the base I need and I can buy the extra parts, please let me know.
What I have so far is this:
mobo - http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/...ct_s...TYPE=LP&SITE=NA
G70 - http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2...9/nv...xt_chip_cooler/
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case - http://www.thermaltake.com/xas...rmor...a/va8000swa.htm
I am not really happy with the case as I am more business then gaming. However, I will play the occasional game and I would like it to run at 1280x1024 full if possible.
All I want is the best now and at least for a little while. Can you people help?