I think your prices are a little bit understated. I get around $1800US for high-end, $1200US for intermediate, and like $700US for Budget. The top-of-the-line sounds about right tho.
1)PSU: Nice, good section. I would add the COOLMAX CUG series in the intermediate PSUs tho, that series gets some good reviews from people (CTG is the suck one). And it's in the low 100s vs high, so thats good.
Question: Does a PSU have to SLI rated to run SLI? ofcourse nVidia says so, and so would the PSU companies, but is that necessarily always true?
2)Mobos (High-End & Top-o-Line): You might wanna add the 975x series in here. There's a lot of people who prefer these more than 680i, and they're pretty on-par with each other in OC-ability.
3)Add a HDD section? Describe to peeps the diff between the Raptors and Normal, "SATA2" (even tho it's not really called that), etc.
4)And maybe a cooling section describing diff cooling options, good CPU fans & why, what makes a case fan good, etc.
It Looks way good tho. I definitely vote for a sticky on this when its done. Fer sherr dyood. hah
Sounds like good ideas.
I will add that PSU to the section.
After taking some looks at it, it isnt a bad one.
1. An SLI Ready PSU is a PSU that comes with 2 PCI-Express connectors.
However, these PSUs are not mandatory to run SLI, however, you will need a PCI-Express to Molex Coneverter if you wish to run an SLI rig without an SLI PSU.
2. I only know about a certain amount of mobos so I will need help with this section. I know the DS3 and the 680 chipsets are pretty good, as well as the BadAxe. After that I dont know too much else.
3 - 4. Thats a good idea. I want to add more sections, but I also want to finish the current ones that are up there as well. About the cooling section, I only have used air cooling so I wont be able to include water or phase cooling w/o some help of course.]
EDIT: I will update this thread as soon as I can. I am shooting for today, however, if not today than Monday I def. will be able to.
Keep rolling those ideas in here guys and any help you can give is always welcome.