Im building a new computer, that Im wanting to be a powerful gaming platform in addition to filling requirements for my course work. Ive got a bit of a budget, and with what Ive planned out so far Im doing good as far as budget. I would like some advice on what Im thinking as this is the first time Ive attempted building a machine.
I decided on that motherboard as its the p35 chipset, and its ddr3 compatible. I didnt go for ddr3 yet as from what I read its not quite worth it yet, but probably will be in the future. 2gigs of memory might be overkill to some people but I need it for course work.
Tell me what you think, what other things you think I should get. Let me know if Ive made good judgements or whatever. Im rather new to this so lend me some advice.
You don't need a 1KW PSU, just get a Corsair 620HX, that should work well enough. Btw, 2GB of ram is pretty much the standard now
He doesn't need a Q6600 to play games also. oh lord...when will you understand that psus are the hardware that you can in fact futureproof?? If he has the money he will save trouble when adding another 8800gtx or a pair of 8950gx2 or 8850gx2 whatever they will call it...
In fact, he doesn't need none of that.
Oc an e6300 on a ds3 with stock cooler with 2gb ddr2 533, a gtx with a good 450watt psu on an open stand without a case...
Same frame rates. Happy?
The P5N32-E SLI (as is the Striker which I have one) is a nice board. Easy to work with and stable. It will be awhile before quad cores are used by games, but not a totally wasted investment. What monitor are you planning on using? For a few more dollars you can buy a factory OCed 8800gtx. I would suggest at least a 750 watt quality PSU but the above Corsair 620 is a nice PSU. A little bigger now will allow for that much more expansion in the future.