I'm almost done with my new computer setup. I got it up and running right now but some of the parts aren't staying.
Right now it consists of:
AMD Anthlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 socket
Asus M2N4-SLI (This motherboard blows. Don't recommend it at all. I am thinking about this motherboard: Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Antec NEO HE 550 SLI Power Supply
BFG 7900GS (This card is awesome. For $189 it will play F.E.A.R. all the way up at 1440x900. Got it running 575/745, stock is 540/660. Using stock cooler for now. This should be here tomorrow: Newegg.com - ZALMAN VF900 – CU 2 Ball VGA Cooler - Retail
36GB Raptor (It will be replaced with 2 250GB 16MB Cache WD Sata 3gb/s hard drives that I just ordered
Will be Raid 0)
Sony 16x DVD Burner
The case is a Lian Li Mid tower. Its a very nice case.
So far the only thing I hate is the motherboard. It won't allow me to over clock at all. It will double my CPU temps if I go from 2.0GHZ to 2.1GHZ. I researched and it seems I am not the only one with these problems. I have one of the best heatsinks out there too so it shouldn't be an issue but it is.
The raptor is one of the first that came out a couple of years ago and is only 8MB cache and has a high pitched whine with it. I dont feel like spending more money on these things as you get very little space for your money and they are loud as hell when accessing data. The raid 0 250GB 16MB should out perform my single one by a long shot and give me more space
I bought a good heatsink but I am going to sell it. The thing is just too massive.