So It's time for a new pc, start from scratch, i'm setting myself a strict budget of £800, i have until the 28th to decide because that is when i WILL be ordering.
Ideas are as follows, this is not a rig built for gaming, it is being build for my 3d modelling work. it is a shame i wont be able to afford a fireGL workstation card but nevermind.
ASUS P5W DH Deluxe £105.53
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13Ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache £119.67 (O/C to 3.75Ghz)
Sapphire 2600XT 256MB GDDR4 Dual DVI-I TVOut PCI-E £88.76 (mainly for it's decent price and HD output)
Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified - Black £79.99
Corsair 2GB DDR2 800MHz PC2 6400 XMS2 Memory Non ECC Unbuffered CL4(4 4 4 12) E.P.P. £64.99
WD SATA HD £31.54
Total so far (including shipping) £624.15
This leaves me £175.85 for watercooling and any other bit's and bobs i may require.
I've pmed Dano2ko about watercooling and i'm planning on building a dangerden kit which i should be able to do for the budget, even if it's only cooling the CPU.
In the future i would like to add a 2nd GFX card for crossfire and another 2GB of memory.
So if anyone has any ideas on how i could lower some costs, alternate components etc i would apreciate it.
p.s getting a cheaper case is NOT an option.
Edited by grim_d, 17 September 2007 - 12:14 AM.