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New system build. Need a bit of help here :\

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November 23, 2007 7:26:53 PM

Hello, I'm from Portugal and I'm currently building a new PC that should be around 1000€ (i know i need to cut some things). I need to know if all the hardware goes well together and if you have a better suggestion for any of them.
Also I need to know if the PSU is enough (450w) and if the cooler is needed.
My main activity is photo editing and a little bit of gamming.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 230€
Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo2-FR 100€
Memory: Corsair 2GB PC2-6400C4 XM2 DHX 100€
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT 256mb 200€
Display: HP LP1965 320€
Storage: WESTERN DIGITAL 250 GB 16 MB CACHE SATA II RE 79.95 €
Cooler: TUNIQ TOWER 120 40€
Power Suply: Corsair 450VX 80€

Thanks in advance.

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November 23, 2007 9:52:40 PM

Yep, an 8800GT pc will require 425W 28A on +12V's. That's a good psu. If you're going to overclock, you may want a different mobo like the GA-P35-DS3L/R or P5K.
November 23, 2007 10:53:25 PM

The 19" screen is a strange choice for photo editing.
Also quite small for a 8800GT (but that's good for eye candy).
The RAM is quite expensive.
So is the WD RAID EDITION drive for a no RAID board.
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November 24, 2007 2:45:50 AM

Thanks for the replies! :) 
I've changed the motherboard to Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R like it was suggested :)  thank you.

Still need and alternative to the memory since that corsair is too expensive. Need 2gb at least :) 

Also can you make a suggestion of an alternative to the 8800GT in the same price range?

Do I need the cooler I picked up?

Thank you guys
November 24, 2007 3:25:24 AM

If you're not overclocking your CPU, there's not point to getting that cooler. You can probably get a much better 19" monitor for a lot cheaper. If you shave the money off of the cooler(40), about 80 off of the monitor, you can upgrade to the 8800GT 512MB which is a much better choice. Unless you aren't doing any gaming, then I would stay with that.

What site are you buying from?
November 24, 2007 9:31:44 AM

I'm going to order from different sites the parts and assembly myself.
I choose that monitor because of the good reviews it had. I need an acceptable for photo edit but not that expensive. Can you suggest me a better one then? (non widescreen)

What about the memory. Any ideia of a good one?

I'm probably not going to overclock it.
November 24, 2007 11:42:52 AM

Any brand name 800mhz ram is fine as long as the pc isn't overclocked. You might want a kit with heatspreaders.
November 24, 2007 4:24:19 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.
I made some changes based on different replies and a little more research.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
Memory:
GSKILL KIT 2GB DDR2 800 PK
or CORSAIR KIT 2GB (2X 1GB) DDR2 800 XMS2 DHX (CL5)

Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT 512mb
Display: Samsung SyncMaster 2032bw
Storage: WESTERN DIGITAL 250GB 16Mb Cache SATA2- WD2500KS
Power Suply: Corsair 450VX

I dont plan in overclocking it.
1)Do I still need a cooler?
2)Should I pick the G.Skill or the Corsair?
3)Is this PSU enough for the system?

Thanks :) 
November 24, 2007 8:43:49 PM

1-You won't need the cooler unless you're overclocking which you said you weren't

2-I would go with the Corsair, I've heard they're a much better brand than G.Skill

3-That is a very good line of power supplies. Im not so sure if this is enough, maybe a 500 or 600 watt is better.
November 25, 2007 12:00:15 PM

Ok, you're worried, a retail cpu comes with a cooler. Don't waste your money unless you overclock.

Like I said above, 8800gt pc uses around 425W. If you have the money, get a bigger brand name one.
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