BLaZeNxXx wrote:You might be better off with an Intel D 820(dual core). Its faster then a 640 in multi-use applications. and its almost $40.00 cheaper then the 640. The dual core puts the 640 HT technology to shame.
BobbinThreadbare wrote:I would say forget the SLI motherboard. You are only getting one graphics card anyway. Go for a intel board, it has a better disk controller, and better reputation for stability.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Dell has the 2005FPW, a 20.1" Widescreen LCD for $434 here
I'd recommend that or the 2001FP, another 20.1" that does 1600x1200 for the same price.
For mostly gaming, I would agree that the a64 will net you much better performance, especially for a 7800gtx that was seen to take advantage of a faster processor.
Lets get a system for you. The cpu/mobo/ram you listed totaled $717.
$170 DFI nforce4 socket 939 motherboard
$128 OCZ PC3200 2x512mb
That leaves more than $400 for a cpu, so
$370 Socket 939 Venice A64 3800+
That totals out to $668, saving you $49.