Recently had my entire computer stolen, so I am looking to build a new one in the coming weeks. Only thing I have left is my old CRT 20 inch NEC monitor. So i need new everything else. Going to be mostly for games, but I dont need super fast video cards or CPU. One area I will NOT have is onboard sound. (Im like the Max PC Editiors "The day I use onboard sound, is the day you pry my sound card out of my cold dead hands" ) I am also partial to Asus for motherboards, but will accept other soultions.
For starters, is it worth building an I7 or Phenom II now, or should i wait and just build a Core 2 Quad or Phenom Quad?
So far, this is what i was thinking
Please note, all prices are from Newegg.ca
CPU Intel I7 from 920 $359.99
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R $248.49
RAM CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit
Hard Drives: Couple of Big Hard drives, was thinking Western Digital 500 gb for main, and 1 TB for Data
Sound Card: HT OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface
Cant decide on a case yet. Power Supply is picked and bought Already. Its an Antec True Power Trio 750W
Burner will be an LG DVD burner, Blue Ray ones are too expensive still.
Any changes, Ideas, or input would be very helpful.