Have $267 on Best Buy Gift Card. What should I go for ??? PNY XLR8 NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 - $124.99 Corsair 650 watt ATX PSU - $84.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 or Western Digital 1TB HDD - $99.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 HDMI Cable - $79.99 PC Game - $19.99
Corsair 650 watt ATX PSU - $84.99
HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99
- The high end graphics will be what you want for gaming - or regular computing. You can by a game anytime. The 1TB is nice, but you'll see more of a performance benefit from the 512MB Graphics card. Also - you can buy an HDMI Cable for like 40-60 dollars at Walmart ;)
WD 1TB is good and the HP DVD writer is cool but really what are you going for here, just spending money randomly to spend or are you shooting for something?
Power supplies: Good supplies have rails, single rail power supplies are a dying breed (1) 12V rail is bad, (4) to (6) 12V rails at 20A-35A each is good and adequate.
Memory: All PCs need memory and so do graphics cards and if you can;t get a card that has at least 1GB of on board memory then you should look elsewhere.
DVD-RW/R All that run faster than 12x these days are pretty good just check across the board at the write, read, scan speeds and see that they are comparable to any other and select the best.
Why do you need a $79 HDMI Cable anyway? You can connect your PC to your monitor or a TV for $28 using a simple cable that has HDMI on one side and a VGA port on the other I don't know who is pulling your leg man.