I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I've seen other similar posts.
I'm piecing together a new build and making my current P4 setup an internal linux server for my network. I want an all around great setup. I do a lot of web developing, some graphic design, and a bit of everything else. I'm planning on playing some games, but my XBox is still my prefered console, so a gaming setup is not most important.
I'm waiting about a month or 2 when another generation of motherboards come out for C2D. I was set on the E6700, but no debating on E6600. I'm also debating on the X850XT or the X1800XT. I'm in no way made of money (21, 1 yr old daughter, buying a house next week), which is why I'm settling on the X850XT for now.
ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Copper Heatsink
Floppy (You never know, besides the case has a spot, might as well use it)
KVM Switch (to switch between this and my linux box)
Matrix Orbital MX610 LCD
It's my first build and I think I pieced it together nicely. Let me know, good or bad. Thanks.
Yeah, get the E6600, overclock it, and buy some diapers with the money saved. :wink:
lol, yeah, thanks.
I debated the the opinions and I've decided you guys are right. Downgrade to E6600, get rid of the sound card (not sure what I was thinking), and I'll throw out the CPU cooler for now and use stock heatsink and fan. When I'm ready to OC it I'll purchase it, but for now that's another $50 saved. With the money saved I can upgrade to the 7900GT or X1800XT.
As for everything else, does it look ok? I like the case because it's a good size, inexpensive and it's not all flashy. I know 550W should be more then enough power. I've heard good things about the Corsair memory, and 2 gigs should be good as well. I like the Asus mobo, but with the bios "issues" I'm sketchy. Hopefully in about a month or 2, when I'm ready to start building, better mobo's will be out and the C2D prices will go down.
Looks like you will have a solid system there. I too see no sense in buying an E6700 especially with the bottleneck shifting towards the video card and a healthy OC of the 6600 will put it up to 6700 and perhaps EE standards. Hell you can OC the 6400 to 6700 standards.