View Full Version : List of currently and near future latest and greatest?

07-27-07, 07:35 AM
I'm tossing around the idea of upgrading or otherwise purchasing a whole new system. I really don't have the time to keep up with what's out, what's been reviewed, what's about to come out...what to wait that extra month for because it's going to be the next super mega blah blah and I'd be dumb not to wait. Either way, can anyone point me to a website that lists maybe the top 5-10 current processors and each of the companies plans for near and distance future releases? I'm not really looking for a review website, I just need to know what is available and from there I'll find the reviews. It would also be nice to have it setup with sections for video cards (and/or video chips), sound cards, motherboards, power supplies, other hardware, etc.

I realize there will always be the next best thing a few months down the road. If there isn't anything like this...then I would suggest someone make the various lists and post a link. Note, the hardware doesn't need to be ranked....just listed in a top ten. I would even been more impressive to have links for each piece to various hardware sites.

07-27-07, 07:44 AM

CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad Core ---You pretty much can't go wrong with this line...loads to choose from even if limited by budget. You can get a quad for 266.00. AMD doesn't have anything even remotely close so don't bother

Video Card = Nvidia 8xxx Series= I'd recommend the 8800GTS 640MB ...almost half as much as a GTX and still top of the line graphics on any gaming title out there (DirectX 10 also). If you can afford it though...go with the GTX.

Motherboard = I'm not so down on my boards but Asus has solid LGA775 boards....I'm running a EVGA 680i SLI board...a little spendy but their is no need to upgrade anytime in the future...someone else will have to chime in here

RAM = is ridiculously cheap right now and there are too many good deals to list...I've been on a Gskill kick lately for RAM and i'd highly recommend there DDR2 800 PC6400...I just sold a pair to Massa and they have solid reviews on anandtech.

HDD = uber cheap now also ...no need for a raptor really as you could probably pick up a pair and run RAID0 without losing much performance and still have oodles of space.

Personally....I could surf Newegg all day.

07-27-07, 10:15 PM

They also make a motherboard that accepts ddr3 ram.

I really like the Hitachi 1TB drive. Very large and very fast.