I have been reading up over at Tom's Hardware Guide to get current before I decide anything. So far what I have come up with is that I want a good value for money CPU that will deliver enough juice not to hamper the purchase of a a high end graphics card ready for SLI, I could then get the other card when I have the money.
I remember hearing that windows could not make use of more than 2 or was it 4 gigs of ram. Well, surely other programs can, no ?. I'm kinda toying with the idea of 8 gigs of system ram because I like to use art programs, and much of their smooth operation depends on keeping huge files open while you work on them.
I have no thoughts on boards, but everything other than CPU, Ram, PS and GFX Card is on a minimum budget. Don't care about sound cards or optical storage, a 500 gig standard HD is pretty cheap these days, and solid state drives aren't quite there yet.
If you had to build something like that yourself, what would be good value ?. I'm even open to pre-assembled rigs, friend of mine said certain companies are getting so competitive it might not even be worth the hassle putting it together yourself.
Edited by Gorgon, 13 July 2008 - 03:50 AM.