Probably not the perfect computer, but pretty close
I probably don’t really need to do this, but I feel I should just to make sure I have not missed anything. I was hoping to start buying parts this weekend.
I’m just over $2000 with the current price of Q6600, should be just under after the drop.
Questions I have.
I only plan some minor overclocking here and there nothing to major.
1. Do I need any more Fans? I know the P182SE has 3? They should be enough?
2. Do I need to buy anything else? Screws for the Hard drive? I think they come with the case right?
3. My Power supply should be good enough? The cables are long enough for my case?
If you can, wait for the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, the company advertises 105 Mb/sec sustained transfer rate. They also come with either 16, or 32 MB of cache memory, with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB.
Also if you want more power with better efficiency of up to 88% with Active PFC of 99% and you don't mind not having modular cables the Seasonic Energy Plus 650 Watt supply can be had at newegg.com for $139.99 after a $20 mail in rebate.
I was also going to suggest the Seasonic S12 because they supposedly tend to run cooler than the M12s, but the M12 is fine also.
I don't know why would you pair a nice PC like that with a card that can't do AA properly, but I guess you already know that and im just pointing the obvious. (Especially with the 640 GTS around $350)
Note: Before some doofus comes saying "nvidia fanboy bla bla", Yes I have a GTS and yes I like it, but that doesn't mean I'm a fanboy, I was just let down terribly by the HD2900XT (I was one of the morons who waited for it ) just like I've been let down by both companies mainstream offerings.
Wow, I knew SeaSonic Made Corsair PSU, but I just assumed that SeaSonic would make the better of the two. For the price the Corsair HX 620 looks like it wins. I'm order it actually right now.
About the HD2900XT, the main reason I'm going this route is because of HDMI. I'm hoping to get a HDTV to hook it up to some time at the first of the year. I do think Nvida well have new cards out but I don't know if it is worth getting a GTS 320 now? and Wait to see what Nvida has or go with the HD2900XT now?
Just double checking, I can install Windows XP Pro on a Sata Drive with out any extra drivers? I have heard the new P35 boards are able to detect Sata Drives with having to put in the floppy drive? Am I correct?