New build; quick check needed. Tags: New Build New Build Systems Last response: December 18, 2007 6:24 AM in Systems Share aziraphale December 17, 2007 9:02:33 AM I just finished assembling a new build for my friend (midrange, little gaming, mostly working (CAD)) and wonder if I forgot anything or messed something up... E6600 Gigabyte P35C-DS3R 2 X 1GB Patriot DDR2 800MHz PC6400 XFX 8600GTS, 256MB Thermaltake Toughpower 600W Viper Midi case Input appreciated. More about : build quick check needed QuadFusion December 17, 2007 9:59:54 AM I would say go with nothing below 8800gt !!! ramo December 17, 2007 10:36:41 AM switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600) would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least. Related resources New Gaming PC ( quick check before order) - Forum Quick check : is my new PC benchmarking OK? - Forum Looking for quick check on my new gaming rig before I take the plunge! - Forum Quick Compatibility Check - Forum ~1k - i5 build - need a quick sanity check - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer aziraphale December 17, 2007 12:11:59 PM ramo said:switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600) would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least. E6750 sounds reasonnable... And for the GFX; I'm on a tight budget and can't get a 1950... lunyone December 17, 2007 12:28:36 PM e6550 or e6750 is newer and cheaper than a e6600. I'd get a 3850 GPU, since the e6550 will save you about $65 in savings. You won't regret getting the 3850 over the 8600gts! cory1234 December 17, 2007 1:36:19 PM You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200. aziraphale December 18, 2007 6:24:45 AM cory1234 said:You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200. The stores I buy at and trust (Switzerland) don't have the 256 MB version of the GT Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources A quick once over on the new and first build I am about to purchase Forum NEED QUICK HELP FOR NEW BUILD Forum Quick Sandybridge Build Check + is onboard video an option? Forum New build need help QUICK Forum ~$850 - New Build Sanity Check Forum New Build Parts/Performance Check Forum Need a quick spot check , please. Forum Need Opinions and Compatibility Check for a new gaming build Forum HELP QUICK !!! COOLING FOR NEW BUILD Forum Windows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change Forum My First build Forum Final draft of new build - Comments? Critics? Forum Need advise and recomendations motherboard Forum New Build - SFF/mATX (Thermaltake LANBOX) Forum Build vs Boughten Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !