Planning to build a new PC

About 6 or 7 years ago I wrote a series of blog posts about the process of selecting components for a new PC. Believe it or not, the PC I actually built as a result of those posts is still my primary PC today. I’ve added addition hard drive, and memory and replaced the video card a few times, but otherwise it’s the same box. And it’s beginning to show its age. Okay, more than just beginning to…

So I am starting to again plan to build a new PC and figured I might as well blog about it again. If only to give myself a place to track my hardware decisions.

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Intel Quad-Core processor (or better, maybe Intel i7)
  • Minimum of 8GB of RAM
  • Asus SLI-capable motherboard (P5Q or P6?)
  • Intel X25 or OCZ Vertex SSD hard drive (system drive)
  • Western Digital SATA hard drive (bulk storage)
  • Promise SATA RAID controller (maybe)
  • Antec 300 Case
  • NVidia video card (GT 260?)
  • Windows 7

Any suggestions?