reply to post by Time2Think
cheers & I totally agree, thats why I'll be using an Mbox 2 Mini with the cheapest flattest powered studio monitor speakers I can find
With the advice of everyone here & keeping budget in mind, the new system in mind is this -
ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 Motherboard $209.00 (seems a good choice, MOBO has always been a tough decision, this has dual GPU support, front panel usb 3 &
is a standard size board, 4 ram slots, am3 support so should be fine with my processor - all good)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 2.8Ghz 1055T $189.00 (freakin awesome - also I may get the 3.2ghz instead)
Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 1GB $299.00 (turns out the 6870 is just the 5870 but cheaper & more energy efficient :up
XFX 750W Black Edition $175.00 (decided again better to have more than less, plus with extra GPU in future = extra power usage, also this PSU has a
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 $75.00 (might not need this but better safe then sorry I think - the gel is incl. too)
Scythe Fenris Wolf Case $149.00 (still the quietest, easiest, coolest & most versatile case in the $ range)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ $69.00 (7200 RPM SATA, what more would I need?)
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $139.00 (I was going to pay this for 6GB before)
estimated cost with only one drive – $1,304 (I will eventually have 2-3)
I currently own 1 LCD 19inch which will be used temporarily with this system while a really old chunky monitor will be resurrected for the old comp
(the one I'm using now).
what I will eventually do though is either buy a 2nd 19inch for the new comp, or buy 2 17inch & use the 19inch and old monitor on the old computer.
I also have a DVD reader drive & combo burner drive which will both stay in the old computer. When the burner eventually stops working I'm looking at
this as a replacement - Hotway External Slim DVD Burner USB 2.0 $52.00.
This computer build just keeps getting more awesome. I can't wait till I start raking in some dollars for this.
edit on 6/1/11 by B.Morrison because: (no reason given)