Hi I'm looking to buy computers parts and put them together mostly from newegg and would like anyone's opinions on the items I have chosen so far
Basically my questions/concerns are:
1) Is my case adequate?
2) I plan to OC ATLEAST the CPU so also need to know if my cpu cooler is good enough
3) Feel free to give your opinions on any of the other items listed as I put these together somewhat quickly
Current items below come out to $1,572.12 (that includes 3-day shipping) $1,386.82 without the monitor
I say save some money on the Power Supply a 500W should be more then enough because what most peaple don't know is that there Power Supply only puts out power as needed so more power is not always better especially when it's never needed so wy the big Power Supply in the first place and most never use the "Max"of there Power. If you look in a factory built PC like a 4GHZ Pentium you will see that most don't even have a Power Supply over 350w. I have a AMD64 4800 at home and over clocked as well and it only has a 500w PSU in it and it works just fine so I see no reason for a larg Power Supply like a 750 PSU.
SATA will mean it can work in the Sata 3gb/s connectors that are in on the motherboard I am getting right? Just curious cause I also saw it offered a combo deal with pci SATA controller or something and wasn't sure if I needed that or not
although you did say you plan on OCing the cpu, if you could cut back on the CPU HS+F cost (almost $50), youll have enough to invest in a quad core (at almost no additional cost then), and thatll more than make up for the difference in a dual core OC in the long run for games and most everything else processor intensive, as quad cores become more common and coded for more and more), a quad core was mentioned also, i do agree that that would be the way to go, especially since they can get a decent OC also, even with stock cooling.
edit: i guess newegg bumped their prices up some, a Q6600 (non G0 stepping) is $309... other places, such as frys.com, are cheaper @ $289 http://shop1.outpost.com/%7ByAOuyT-qV6n9XCs+CABT8Q**.node2%7D/product/5101696;js essionid=yAOuyT-qV6n9XCs+CABT8Q**.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG (dont know stepping)
For the DVD RW, you just hook it up like a hard drive. Same cables and everything. It's really the way to go, so much easier than IDE and plus you don't have to worry about setting it as master or slave, since SATA works without it.
choirbass/maziar: I looked up the quad q6600 and it looked good will think about picking it up though some concerns..
Will the 520W Corsair PSU be enough to power a quad processor? Also choirbass what did you mean by cutting back on the HS+fan? The CPU cooler? So are you saying I shouldn't pick up a CPU cooler and use the heatsink/fan that comes with the processor? I wasn't really sure since most of the computer buying guides (that included overclocking) usually had them buying a separate cooler. Would stock cooling be enough? Some of hte consumer reviews on newegg seem to describe the q6600 as pretty hot
Edit: Just read your edit choirbass will consider ordering the CPU from the website listed thanks
The 520w Corsair can run anything you want short of SLI with top-end cards.
In fact, Johnny Guru reviewed the 450w Corsair PSU and even it could run anything thanks to its amazing 33amps on the 12v rail. Needless to say the Guru was amazed at this little wonder in the review. I'm not suggesting a downgrade, just pointing out that your are very safe since it's a quality PSU.
I agree with YahooAolComcast. With a monitor that only supports 1280 X 1024 you could save a couple of bucks and go with a GTS 320. You wouldn't notice any performance decrease, and you would save a good bit that could be put towards a quad with good cooling. Since you are ordering from newegg I would suggest this cooler. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's a good cooler and in some tests has outperformed the thermalright ultra 120 extreme. (The king of air cooling) Also look into getting a quad else where. Also if you get the quad else where you might also want to look and see if the same sight has xp for cheaper.