Are these components compatible and are they a good for gaming?

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

Power Supply:

1000W Thermaltake Tough Power


(Quad-Core)Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 with Factory OverClocked to 3.66 64-bit

Cooling Fan:

Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Lite CLT-M2LI LGA775 CPU Air Conditioner Cooling System


(Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard


4GB PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

Both Video Cards:

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express

Hard Drive 1:

300GB Gaming Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM SATA150 16MB Cache WD1500ADFD

Hard Drive 2:

500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM


Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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  1. Obviously you've got money to burn so... get the QX9650 it ocs to 4.0Ghz stable. 300GB raptors don't exist... get 2x 150GB ones and RAID 0 them. Rest looks good
  2. I think a good recommendation for the ram is in order. I don't know too much about DDR2, so I'd let the experts chime in here... :)
  3. Yeah sorry about the 300gb raptors I was in a hurry and didn't remember to put that my bad.
  4. yes they are
  5. Anyone have a good recommendation on the RAM? Any help would be appreciated. :D
  6. Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 runs very well on 680i boards, especially the Striker.
  7. QX9650 doesn't work on that MB from what I've heard - Nvidia and Intel haven't sorted out running 45nm CPU on an Nvidia SLI MB!!!
  8. Oops! I missed that one. Good catch.

    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.
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