Howdy folks. I've been reading up as much as I can and getting different ideas and I think I've narrowed it down. So here is what I'm looking of building. This computer is almost entirely for gaming. The price is a little high and I'm wondering what you guys would suggest I could change, not just the price though, if you see components you don't like or compatibility problems please point them out. I do also plan on doing some overclocking. I'm not looking to make it a lot cheaper... maybe just save $100 - $300.
I like the idea of being able to have more than 3gb of memory for the future. I was thinking of a Q6600 but since this is mainly for gaming I've heard a dual core might be better. Tell me your thoughts?
I'm going with the E6750 myself, and I'm also building for gaming. Most games cannot utilize more than two cores, from what I have read. It looks a heck of a lot like what i'm getting ready to build. I'm using a PC P&C 610W and a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R mobo and I'm only going with 2GB of RAM for now. It looks like a great build though.
Looks good as it is. for some savings:
1) Do you really need the ultimate version of vista? Home premium will save you some money. Look at the differences carefully.
2) How about the gigabyte GA-P35-ds3l for $89.99? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) The corsair psu is good, but I think it can be bought cheaper elsewhere. Alternatively get a PC Power&cooling silencer610 directly from them for $119,99. http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S6...
4) The zalman cooler is high on "bling", but there are better coolers, perhaps at a lower price. I would second akhilles' suggestion of the thermalright ultra 120 extreme, even though it might cost a bit more.
5) It may be cheaper to get a pair of 2 gb memory kits. Unless you plan on going to 8gb, it probably does not matter if you get 2x2 or 4x1. Just check the vendor's memory configurator to be certain that it works with your mobo.