So my current PC has officially overheated too many times and fried itself. AFAIK the hard disk and optical are still fine. Mobo and/or cpu and/or memory are too old/fried and the video card is terribly obsolete.
So I've been looking at some OEM builders and new egg prices. I found a place called Velocity Micro that comes highly recommended by Hard|OCP. I'm looking at either this guy, with the better geforce 7600, plus an extra gig of ram off newegg, or this guy, with the 2 gigs and picking up a seperate eVGA Geforce 7900GT on sale.
The second option comes in a little cheaper overall, but I won't have the option of SLI in the future. I'm not a very picky graphics person. I want things to be fast and responsive, but not absolutely gorgeous. I'd rather have stable than pretty. I want to stay under $1300, and I don't care about hard drive space at all, since I have a practically brand new 160gb disk now and am not any kind of crazy audio/videophile.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Skip it and go to Alienware? Know a better OEM builder?