first off im posting it in this section because im tired of just getting 1 person responding... Though i value everyone's opinion i wont have piece of mind until i get 6+ people responding
So this is a 2k system build for my cousin and im trying to get a sound card in, great speakers, and a great monitor as well as good hardware but its incredibly hard... We will also be ocing the cpu.
anyways any advice appreciated, i need to cut the price down a bit since its $2370.. (i was originally pushing to try to get a quad core but now it looks like thats basically impossible, even after the Q6600 price cut to $300)
case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX $119
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black $166.89
dvd writer: Samsung SH-S183A Black SATA DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 8X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ SW $42.60
u can get a 22" Samsung with better quality for 250-260 (AR....)
Go for a E6750... or skimp on that ram (overpriced) and get his quad core....if using 560$ on a memory video card, y not use 1/2 that price on a quad core (*btw, they are like 285 on some sites now)
look around for a good price, heres a good forum i use to find the prices on SALE
fat wallet . (com) (just type in the product in the hot deals section or something and find if any vendor is selling cheaper- like the q6600..they have like 5 topics on it in 2 days!)
@ OP: To keep the build to 2k you should probably get a cheaper speaker, RAM is a bit over priced. I suggest that you get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124 $63 after rebate. (PS: Ignore the Newegg reviews most are just BS. I have used this in many gaming rigs and it runs solid, good OC) Every thing else looks good. Wait till the price cuts to buy the CPU.
poor choice of memory when you can get 4-4-3-10 or 4-4-3-5 - 2gb for $120
raid - go with a raid system - use 2 drives in raid 0
that psu sucks- antec, silverstone or others are way better
good luck - i have use all those parts!
if your your going to stick with a e6600 a 650i mob will work fine - use the savings for other parts - if your know your going to go to quad core then stick with 680i mobos since they have power - quads suck up juice and lesser mobo's do not work well