Iv been reading up on building your own computers for awhile now and have finally plucked up the courage and the cash to build one. If you guys could just look over the specs id be grateful.
I enjoy playing my games not extreme but top end new stuff and want to have something that copes with good online gaming too, as well as this I do some mild editing so need good storage, and that’s Photoshop and final cut pro. I also need to store some important stuff as have a home online business too.
OK so my specs are:
GRAPICS CARD: I want to get this one and plan to double it in about nex year
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (512-P2-E801-AR)
Thats a great build, I'd go with the E6850 because games don't require quad cores yet. When games finally do start using quads it will be time to upgrade your hole computer by then. That 8800GT 512MB card is almost a powerful as a 8800 GTX and if you run two in SLI then thats good and a cheap upgrade at under $300 per card. Get one now and then wait till demand/prices drop after the holiday season. With the rig you put together you should have no problem running Crysis.
SLI is pretty useless, even with 2 8800GTs. Go with a P35 board. Don't bother with a DDR2/3 board yet, they're not very good. Save yourself money and get teh Gigabyte P35-DS3R instead. Its a much better board and $30 cheaper.
Same PC as I am building..Go with the Samsung instead of Pioneer..Thats about it..Good case, I'm proud of it..Super PSU, simple yet stylish design..Very cool as a whole...Go with the D35R..it's a good mobo and was voted "Best OC mainboard" by a couple of magazines..Quad is just not doing it right now..Expensive and still very undeveloped..Go with the E6850..You can OC no problem to a comfy 3,5..With the stock cooling..Even more if you invest in a new fan, a heatsink, etc..
TO deuce 271: your completly right with the p35c, it's a pain. I have one in a new pc a build for a friend. It's almost impossible to oc. I tried everything.
go with the P35 it's a better reliable mobo and stay with Gigabyte they got good reviews...
To myself : Damn... why I don't follow my own advice ;-)
sorry english is not my forst langage
I don't know where you get this idea but you can certainly OC with the P35C. I'll admit, it has some voltage regulation problem but not serious enough to disallow you OC, look at my sig. It was very easy to do so.