Hey, this is my first computer build EVER, it's going to be for gaming
components ive chosen so far are: (im living in canada so the links are to canadian sites, where i plan to buy)
CPU - Intel Q9650
Memory - 4gb (2x2gb) Corsair XMS2 Dominator
HD - Seagate 500gb 7200rpm 32mb cache
Videocard - Ati Radeon HD 4870x2 << the place i'm buying this has only 3 to buy from Gigabyte, Palit and Asus(which is $100 more than the other 2) which do you suggest i buy?
Mobo - i picked a EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 i wanted a mobo that i could still upgrade on in 2-3 years, but i still want to see if i can shave off like $100, anyone know of a cheaper reliable mobo with the same flexibility?
Optical Drive - Samsung DVD 20x
OS - To utilize the 4gb memory i picked Windows Ultimate 64, but am unsure if i should just go with Windows home 64 to save like $150?
Case - I'm thinking Antec Nine Hundred
I don't know how much power i will need for this build, so any suggestions would be nice, keep in mind i hope to upgrade maybe 2-3 years down the line, a friend suggested 750W
And i need a suggestion on a nice quiet cpu fan
besides that, are there components that i could change to cut down on the cost? im just about hitting my budget of $2500 but id be happy if i can cut about $500
thanks in advance