[quote=jwill427;2106429]I’d say thats more of a mid-high range rig (closer to high than mid IMO ;))
the motherboard does have built in firewire and these days the onboard sound is pretty darn good, so IMO a dedicated sound card is a waste of money unless you are a super audiophile. you could definitely go for 8gb of ram but that means you will have to use a 64bit OS, which isn’t a bad thing, I’m using 64bit vista right now and I’m seriously considering deleting my xp install
I’m not sure exactly what you’re looking for in a case, but here are a few solid suggestions
I’ve never used NZXT cases, but I hear they are well built
you could also check out thermaltake cases, but IMO they are overpriced, I have a Tsunami and love the looks but its not very easy to work in and IMO the build quality just isn’t up to the $110 price tag
Well I have to say that over all this looks like it’ll be fantastic. Should be some what future proof too…which is good. Here’s the case I’m thinking of Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail so with this case and all the components you have listed this should still end up around my budget area. So, if I run all 8GB of memory then I’d have to go with Vista? I thought there was a 64 bit XP as well. I was wondering what all OSs’ would work. Like if I wanted could I run OS X or Linux as well as windows (partioned on the HDD of course)? I was wondering what brand of HDD you like? I like Seagate, Samsung, and Western Digital. I was thinking I should go with around 500GB for the first HDD and about a 1TB for the secondary. What do you think? I’m going to be doing lots of media and I want to use the desk top as a server for my Playstation 3 (streaming the media to the PS3) so what are my wireless needs for that? I mean do I need a wireless card as well? Is there anything else I need for this to be a complete machine? If I wanted to do a crossfire would this rig allow me to do so (not saying I will but ya never know). I’m guessing that everything will work well together and I’m very impressed with this rig. I know I’m killing you with questions…sorry.