Hi, I am new to these forums and I was wondering if you guys could share some light on the build I am currently looking at. I am wondering if the build will work good together and if it will be a very hot computer so I know if i need to add more fans or liquid cooling. My budget for the computer is around 4,500 - 4,800. So let's get down to it.
CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower 420W Case w/ Side-panel Window
1000W Thermaltake Tough Power
(Quad-Core)Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 with Factory OverClocked to 3.66 64-bit
Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Lite CLT-M2LI LGA775 CPU Air Conditioner Cooling System
Q6600 is a better deal right now anyway. You could run it for a year, sell it, and get a Penryn when the prices hit some sort of normalcy, and the 680i supports it. Worst case is you get a Penryn and a new MB that supports PCIe 2.0 next year. DDR2 will be around for a while yet.