i want to build a brand new, high graphics providing fast pc used for gaming. ive been a serious gamer for 5 years now, but my pc specs are bad, this is because i used my money on other things like ps3, tv's, mobile phones and other stuff, but now i think i need to upgrade my pc. my current specs are: compaq presario SR 1000 single core windows vista ultimate 32*bit 1 Nvidia GeForce 6200 Turbo Cache graphics card 3GB of DDR 2 RAM (sorry i dont know the speed of it) im willing to sell\dispose of all that if it means i get a better pc. my budget is 2000 GB Pounds and for my american friends that means 3296 US Dollars but the budget is not set, so it can vary slightly. i just want to know eg: things like best and most affordable graphics card, processor cpu etc. and websites where i can compare products to one-another. thanks all for your time.
AMD Phenom II X4 3.2GHz (quad core)
4 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3 1600
Asus M4A78T-E motherboard
1 TB sata HD
NVidia GeForce GTS-250
My video card cost $110 US. If you are willing to spend $3000 US, you can get the GeForce GTX 295 without breaking your budget.
No monitor (used an existing one)
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield @ 2.66 ghz
EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard
G.Skill Trident 2GB ram @ 1600 mhz - buy at least 4 gb worth
Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard drive - 150gb or 300gb
Nvidia Geforce 295 gtx Graphics Card
Any reputable >1000 watt power supply
Any reputable ATX size case with good air flow.
A good aftermarket heatsink for core i7 if you experience high temps or are overclocking.