Here’s what I’m looking at getting:
Asus P5B Socket 775 Intel 965 Express + ICH8 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 533/667/800
Asus Extreme EAX1300Pro/TD ATI Radeon X1300Pro(600MHz) 256Mb DDR2(800MHz) 128Bit
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA NCQ 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache (OEM)
Corsair DDR2 PC2-5400 667MHz Value Select 2GB KIT (2X1024MB) 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (VS2GBKIT667D2)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz (1066MHz) 2MB L2 Cache Socket 775 Processor
LiteOn SH-16A7S 16X DVD-Writer, Black, SATA, OEM
Antec New Solution NSK6500 - Mid tower - ATX - power supply 430 Watt ( ATX12V 2.0 ) - USB/FireWire/Audio
Total = $1126 CAD (after taxes)
I tend to use VMware quite a bit, so I definately want at least 2 GB ram (currently 1 GB is not cutting it).
I’m not heavily into gaming - I tend to play RTS strategy games mostly (e.g. Age of Empires III). Is the video card sufficient for this? The X1300 is a “Vista-ready” card, so that’s not a problem.
Inicdentally I’m going to try to get everything from Canada Computers in Waterloo (local to me).
Have I missed anything? What are people’s general impressions of this system? Any advice to give?
Thanks in advance