Hi, I am building a much needed new midrange gaming rig. So far what I thought of getting is:
PCU Q6600 G0
DDR2 A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DIMM Kit 2048MB PC2-6400U CL4-4-4-12 (DDR2-800) (ADQVD1A16K2)
I know the A-Data are not well-known in the U.S but I've read some great reviews about them (I'm in Europe)
Case Sharkoon Rebel9 Economic Midi-Tower
It is not a great case, but I plan on gettin a couple of Scythe S-FLEX 1200, 120x120x25mm, 1200rpm and it is cheap.
Motherboard Asus P5k P35
This one I'm not sure about, I really like the Asus Bios, but if you guys know a similarly priced, better gigabyte mobo , I would get it. I don't plan on using raid or sli, but I definitely need the firewire port.
Scythe Mugen (this is the Scythe Infinity with another fan)
Should I get the Thermalright 120 instead? I plan on OC-ing. I hope to get at 3ghz, from what I've seen it should be doable.
Any input is highly appreciated. Thank you all in advance.
-The nVidia 8800GT 512MB GPU is supposed to becoming out tomorrow and early benchmarks place it better than the 8800GTS 640MB.
-Nice PSU, nothing bad to say about it, but the Corsair HX series is rated 1 tier above the VX series)http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon).
-That mobo is good. I'm putting it in my future system. Seems to be a lot of quality for a low price.
From what I've read, the P5K is actually the best in the same price range. It overclocks a bit better than the other similarly priced boards. ABIT IP35-E is not bad. If you absolutely don't want RAID, how about GA-P35-DS3L?
If you're aiming to overclock, yes, get the best cpu cooler you can afford. ThermalRight Ultra 120 eXtreme needs a 120mm fan. Pick out a Scythe 120mm 60ish cfm.
Thank you all, now I am a bit confused. I was really looking forward to building this pc. (I have a Sempron 2ghz, Radeon 9600 Pro, 1 Gb ddr400)
Now I have to wait for the 8800gt Do you know any good integrated graphics motherboards, with fireware, good OC-ing in the same price range as the Asus P5k P35? If there is an equivalent to the P5k P35 that I could get, I could build it and wait for the 8800gt to be available. Or is it a stupid Idea? Maybe i should just wait a couple of weeks.
By the way I am getting the ThermalRight Ultra 120 eXtreme.
FYI, 8800GT may have the same mounting holes as 7900GT so if you're getting a new vga cooler, try your old one first if you have one. I found this in a review. Lost the link. The PCB boards like very alike.