Hi this is the first time i'm building my own system and have a few questions before i buy anything.
Here r the parts: CPU AMD 64 x2 4200 (socket AM2) MOBO ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition GPU eVGA 256-P2-N567 Geforce 7900GT KO Superclocked RAM Crucial Technology Ballistix 1GB (2 x 512MB) Case NZXT Apollo, w/power supply
Those are the main components, now to the questions.
1) Will the stock power supply w/my case be enough? or should i buy one
2) I've heard that some RAM doesnt work w/my mobo, do you think the ram i have listed will work?
3) Should i be worried about cooling for my graphics card?
4) Are their any other things i should be looking into? [/u]
Conroe is the brand new and soon to be released Intel CPU architecture.
Performance is MUCH better than previous Intel options.
I cannot find any Conroe CPUs for sale today, but should be available by next week.
The impact of Conroe on the market can best be shown as follows:
Conroe's are already available for pre-order (i've only seen the X6800 and the E6600 though). But don't preorder them.... wait until they hit retail shelves. The prices are expected to drop on them once this happens....
but is there any outstanding advantage to core duo 2? i mean does it have some brand new technology or is it just a faster, newer dual core processor? And will it be more expensive? My budget is really past the breaking point and the fact that the AMD processor im looking at just shed half of its price tag is really a g-d send.
Check the benchmarks.... the E6600 (at stock) provides you with FX-62 level performance at 1/2 the price. Tom's has done some benchmarks... Anandtech has also benched it.... and about 10 other reputable sites as well.... I believe Tom's links to some of these....