New to the forum but i always read on tomshardware and ive been wanting to get a new desktop system and prices are very good right now for great hardware and tom made a few articles on different price range of Pcs(low cost, mid cost, high cost marathon). I don't really want to do water cooling cause im a little inexperienced with that and the risks involved are high. So what i did was added parts between all of them and came up with this. I wanted this system to last awhile thats why i choose the q6600, and i might not to much over clocking, but would like to be able to if i need more of a performance. Just curious what people would think on these specs and if i should change things around, or just copy the low cost system marathon. Opinions would be appreciated a lot.
ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail $299.99
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive $185.99
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM $32.00
Total = $2,003.43
I don't really want to break over 2k, i would like to keep less then, but the low cost system and somewhat cheap parts and it did really well on the tests because of the over clocking but i don't want to over clock a lot on hardware.
Well, you're wasting serious amounts of money on the Raptor and the Crapper Ext... err Striker Extreme (Especially on this part), also I don't think it's worth paying that much for the Stacker, even if it brings a big PSU (Cooler Master PSUs are not of my liking). Finally a system with that CPU would only be fair to pair it with a GTX (Don't worry it'll fit in the budget.
Enough saying what's wrong, now this is what I suggest you get instead:
eVGA 680i Mobo (Or GA-P35-DS3R if you don't plan on SLI)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K rpm
Antec Nine Hundred Case
[SLI] Antec TruePower Quattro (Either 850 or 1000W)
[SLI] PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
[Single] Corsair 520HX
[Single] Antec NeoHE 550
Total is around $1640 if you choose to use the Antec TruePower Quattro or PCP&C Silencer PSUs.
ok after reading many forum topics and reviews this is what i am leading towards.
The price is around 1600 ish not including tax or shipping, i was deciding between the 8800GTS and GTX, but GTX is more future proof and has more stream processors etc, i will upgrade the hd later on if i need more of a boost, and i got the 680i mobo if i want to try SLI config in the future. I saw that many people use the Antec case and the tuniq tower aswell as the 680i mobo so i dont think i will have a problem with space wise, but installing it all thats a different thing.