So I spec’ed out a new PC to fit into the case+power supply I bought from Iain:CPU: Intel Core i7 920
$310 (NewEgg.ca)/ $310 (CanadaComputers.com)
Motherboard: ASUS P6TD Deluxe
$320 / $315
Memory: OCZ Platinum 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 MHz OCZ3P1333LV12GS
$264.50 / $320
Disk: 1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
$115 / $115
Optical drive: Pioneer BDR-205BKS 12x Blu-Ray Burner
$233.50 / $240 (203BKS)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit – OEM
$155 / $160 Total cost, before taxes etc NewEgg.ca: $1,398
Canada Computers: $1,460 Iain points out I haven’t looked at a video card yet.
I replied that with the speed at which prices of video cards change, I will wait until the last minute and get two mid-level cards to run in SLI, preferably DirectX 11 cards.
If I had to get them now, they might be MSI GeForce GTX 260s.
Iain prefers the much higher-end Radeon HD 5870 1GB, of which there aren’t any right now it seems. :-)