i'm planning to build my 2nd desktop pc for gaming and doing some programming data input.
since i already have 1 desktop and 1 laptop for basic daily task.
however i'm wondering if you think i'm doing the right thing with this pc specification and do you think it worth it? (price for the buck)
i will use specifically this speed and brand to get maximum performance out of it.
Case: any catchy looking (doesn't really matter)
CPU: Intel Core i7 920, 2.6ghz
Motherboard: Asus x58 (for future processor upgrade and support for intel new core i7.
Power Supply: 700watts
RAM: either kingston or crucial memory 6gb (3x1)
Hard drive: 500gb
Disk drive: dvd +R/RW, cd-r/rw dual layer
Video Card: ndvia geforce 9800 gts 512mb (thinking about going for a 2nd video since it supports SLI)
Audio card: creative labs, xi-fi audio 24bit
Operation system: vista x64
Monitor: 24inch acer ultra sharp lcd
estimate cost: $1,500-$2,000
my budget for building this game: =< 1,500.
as you can see, i go over my budget ... anyhow what can i do to lower the cost down so it's appropriate to build this pc under 1500?
ps: last time i bought the pc for my sisster, at around 1,200 and it's a dell mainstream computer. this time, i'm using different part since this is not a mainstream computer so i don't care what brand (but preferably name brand) parts to get maximum performance for the buck.
please help me decide, i want to do it quick in 1 week. because i only have a about a month to be free to play video game before school starts again.