Ok, I need some advice. I'm seriously considering building a new desktop and passing mine on to Mom. Price is the theme here. As much under a grand as possible is awesome, though I'm willing to splurge here and there on a few things.
In the past year I've done ZERO gaming on my PC, so that's definitely not a priority, though if I had a computer that would do gaming well, I'd probably play more games. So, gaming capable, but not centered.
I know the Quad Core CPU is waaaay overkill, but it's only $70 more than the dual core E6420 that I was originally going for; I'm pretty sure the added bragging rights are worth the cost. Pretty sure.
So, here's the parts list:
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
(two of those)
ASUS Black 2MB Cache PATA DVD Burner with LightScribe
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
So that just leaves a case. What would you recommend for a case? And what would you change about the above system? I'm pretty much ignorant when it comes to this stuff, now, it's been so long since I've looked at any of it. A friend built the basic list for me, and I just tweaked it with the RAM, CPU, and HD's.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!