I am considering building a PC for the first time in about 10 years. I would really appreciate a review of the components I have chosen. I hope to run mainly ArchLinux, where I'll be doing browser development (WebKit builds) and Debian Live builds. Though from time to time, I would like to frag in Quake Live. :)
Component list (Budget ~800GBP)
I've been told I need at least 500W. I wonder can I get a PSU with a display that shows how much power my rig is sucking down?
- Antex 300 ~45GBP (needs a PSU)
- Antec NSK 6580B ~80GBP
- 160GBP 10000RPM VelociRaptor - 111GBP
- 80GB Intel SSD ~200GBP
Does this box come with a stock cooler?
- Intel's Nehalem 920 CPU ~200GBP
Intel is most likely to be stable and have good BIOS upgrades that work in Linux. Right?
- Intel DX58SO ~188GBP
I need (at least) two DVI outputs for two monitors with Xinerama
- GeForce GTS 250 Dual DVI ~130GBP
- GeForce 9600GT Dual DVI ~60GBP
- 4G of DDR3 RAM ~65GBP