Good Afternoon fellow geeks!
I recently decided that it is time to build myself a new computer... this will be my second build project(So I'm not a total rookie here). I've spent the last few weeks reading and researching to pick out the best bits for my money and so far I've picked up the following bits to get me started:
Mobo: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe (http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=149&l3=789&l4=0&model=2503&modelmenu=1)
Graphics: ASUS EAH4670 (http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=8&l3=806&l4=0&model=2547&modelmenu=1)
RAM: 2 x 2Gig 1066 OCZ Fatality(http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr2_pc2_8500_fatal1ty_edition_dual_channel)
PSU: OCZ Stealth Stream 700W (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_700w_stealthxstream_power_supply)
The hard drives and DVD Burner will be pulled out of my current system once once I get everything else put together, which means all that is left is the Processor.
As you can probably tell, I'm mainly looking at having a gaming system here, though I do use it for managing downloads and as a video editing/burning station (it's running 24/7).
I was thinking I wanted to scoop up an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3.0Ghz with 2x1MB cache) however I'm run into a small snag. Just today I've noticed that there are 2 models of this chip (http://wheretobuy.amd.com/pibs.html#Model%20Number=6000+) a 89W version and a 125 W version. I was just wondering what the difference is and which one would be a better option to pick up. I've tried looking this up, but I haven't had much luck and I'm almost out of time here as I'm going to start building this tomorrow (if not then, I'll have to wait until next month before I've got the time to start on it).
Any input you can throw my way would be greatly appreciated!
Thx in Adv.