I'm putting together a build for a friend using this Q6600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any things I should know? Specifically, are there any 1333 fsb quad cores?
Also, I've never done and Intel build, what type of ram should I use? If the motherboard standard is DDR2 800 can it use anything else? Does the ram speed want to be synchronized with the fsb speed?
Also, what's the latest and greatest from intel, as far as motherboards are concerned, is it the P35?
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3 hdd's in a case - along as there far enough apart they will be fine, if not then a single 8cm fan of any kind will cool them sufficiently - all they need is a gentle breeze to keep cool, most hdds dont even get cooling in most cases but generally they will last longer runing below 45ºc.
Ram - if your not overclocking, then get the market standard - PC5300/DDR2-667 as it actually runs faster then the current FSB requirements (and faster then sync etc), and no, that DDR2-800 support means if can run ram at 800mhz but will also run with mainstream/slower ram.
FSB1333 - on the pentium 4's and pentium d's they really hammered the fsb where as the more proven P6 design is more efficent and doesnt require the high fsb to get decent performance - the difference between FSB1066 and FSB1333 is like ~5% tops at best, but with most decent motherboards you can lower the multiplier and raise the FSB to 1333 to make it that speed aswell as a mild overclock if you wish.
As for motherboards, dont touch cheapies like MSI, EliteGroup etc, go for Gigabyte or ASUS, and as for Chipsets - The P35 is the current King but in reality the 965 chipset is about the same so dont be afraid to get a motherboard featuring any of the two chipsets.