Okay I am wanting to order asap and build this thing, I decided so far on this with everything I read, can you review and make some suggestions so I am kind of future proof for a little while, I have never oc so if I did I would just screw around with it.
I did purchase and have running a Samung 226 bw Monitor last week locally.
Today I got a BFG 8800 gt oc 512 mb for 214.99 at bestbuy with coupon, only had 2 in stock and snagged them with a 10 % coupon!
This is what I am about ready to purchase from the egg.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 $279.99 Hopefully the GO as I have read for maybe future ocing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115017
The above mb's are strictly from reading a little, I have not clue just a link for ideas!
I need advise on the above mb's, I wont sli but I may raid after I read up on it a little, I would like to have operating system on one hard drive and data and programs on another, I do need to read some more on this to understand how. I also wont oc much unless I am screwing around a little. I have a p-180 antec with the stock fans and the psu that came with it, I like the case and dont need the led lights, I do need advise for psu with the above componets with a little expansion room as the 180 has an antec 400 watts, I dont need budget power as I have read here that I need quality psu, so what do you think? Will my existing fan set up with the 180 be okay or should I add a few more.
Also ram advise and right now I have xp pro 32 bit but I will probably go vista 64 as the laptop has it and I will network for a few databases and video editing. So 4 gigs are needed and if I stick with a 32 bit os, I will have the 4 gigs for later expansion as it looks like the ram deals are out there pretty good. I do video edits and I will start messing with games a little.
I do appreciate the advise and time this forum has given me on this build and the above which was my last a few years ago Thanks.
Do not go with a P35 if you plan on running SLI Its only for Crossfire.You said you bought two 8800GTs which means your going to be running SLI. You need to go with either a 680i or 650 Your best choice would be the 680i. I have 4 machines,two running Striker Extremes and two running eVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1. They are both good boards. If you go and buy the P35 board,you might as well send the GTs back and go with ATI cards, because you cannot use the GTs in Crossfire.
That psu looks good to me, done as for the Mobo, I have been reading reviews and posts for days and it was a winner in one of the sites reviews, Hell I dont know, I do believe I need a p35, what do you think? I probably will play with ocing but not a whole lot and after what i have been reading I wont raid and definately not sli, advise for mobo how about this