Hey guys, setting up a new gaming pc with a look to overclocking, most likely going for SLi in the future, I'd appriciate it if you could take a look over the parts see if I've missed anything, any compatibility problems or have any suggestions, thanks.
I'm excluding the obvious like DVD drives and the like, I've also got a monitor so that's not a problem.
Case: ThermalTake Armour VA8003BWS
Processor: Intel E6850 Core2Duo
Mobo: Asus Striker Exteme NF680i SLI, S 775
Mem: G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HK PC2-6400C4 F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK
GPU: 768Mb BFG Technology 8800GTX OC2
Cooler: Thermalright Ultra-120 Socket 775
Sound: Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
PSU: Enermax 850 Watt Galaxy
HD1: 74 Gb Western Digital WD740ADFD Raptor
HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500gb
Scythe S-FLEX 1200RPM 120mm Fan (For the Ultra-120)
ah dont get the quad, the e6850 will be amazing for gaming. a 4ghz e6850 will kick the *** of a 3-3.2ghz quad core. will get a huge fps increase, so stick with the e6850. as most games dont even use 2 cores let alone 4
Go with the Q6600. I'm sure you'd be interested in playing the upcoming games like Crysis, UT3, Alan Wake, they all utilize 4 cores fully. Make sure you get the G0 stepping, they run a lot cooler and OC better. With superb cooling like you have, you shouldn't expect anything below 3.2Ghz.
Go with EVGA instead of BFG. EVGA exclusively offers "step up" program which allows you to exchange your "old" card for a new one and only pay the difference (3 months limit). 9800 GTX is suppose to come out in November, it is expected to be 2.5x-3x faster than the stock 8800 GTX, which is insane. I'm sure you wouldn't mind getting it for about $150 More here:
Your system will never utilize 850W fully, you should go with a higher tier brand with less watts. In reality, Corsair 620HX would be more than enough, but with the future potential upgrades in mind you can get PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad, one of the best PSU's ever made. Truly great unit.