I kinda managed to bust my ancient GPU lately and decided to get a new machine. I've never been good on the hardware side of computers so I could use some help/encouragement.
I'm currently thinking of buying&assembling one from these parts.
Power supply: Antec EA 650-EC EarthWatts 650W
Case: Antec NSK4000
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 Intel P45
RAM: Kingston HyperX 3GB 1066MHZ DDR2
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 boxed
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA II 8.9ms 7200rpm
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 512MB
Anyone have any critique etc?
Also, I may upgrade to a quad, bluray and add another HD4870 later, if I end up buying a HD-TV at some point. Do you guys think that that board can take it or should I invest a bit more in it?
Also², I'll buy more RAM later on if I end up needing it.
Also³, Any additions at this point will be coming from my booze funds. Just so you know..