Suggestions/Comments on New Build Please Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 1, 2008 8:38 PM in Systems Share cpttripps1 January 1, 2008 6:56:16 PM Motherboard: GIGABYTE DS3R http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128050 Processor: Intel Q6600 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115017 Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231122 Video Card: eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 512MB http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130312 PSU: Corsair 450VX 450W http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817139003 Heatsink/Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835186134 I'm wondering if there are any components you would recommend over the one I've picked. Would I be better off with a different PSU or Heatsink/Fan? If you do suggest something else please provide a link if you can. Thanks! More about : suggestions comments build chuckm January 1, 2008 7:08:55 PM Looks good. Unless you're using a 64 bit OS go with 2GB of ram . The power supply is a little cheaper here; http://www.buy.com/prod/Corsair-VX-450w-Power-Supply/q/... cpttripps1 January 1, 2008 7:10:45 PM Really? Only 2GB of ram? I am on Vista x32.. so you think 4GB would be overkill and wouldn't add much performance? Related resources Building new pc (need suggestions/comments ) - Forum I7 build suggestions/comments plz - Forum My build , to buy tonight! :) Suggestions/comments ? - Forum Suggestions/Comments on my i5-750 gaming rig - Forum New Gaming PC Build - Please advise - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer chuckm January 1, 2008 7:22:10 PM 32 bit will only see 3gb cpttripps1 January 1, 2008 7:24:29 PM Oh, didn't realize that. Thanks. StevieD January 1, 2008 8:38:10 PM cpttripps1 said:Really? Only 2GB of ram? I am on Vista x32.. so you think 4GB would be overkill and wouldn't add much performance? Vista64 and basic starting tasks consumes about 1.4GB of RAM from a clean start. Add a browswer and a couple basic applications and the RAM consumption will hit 1.7GB. 2GB is a must. I routinely hit 2.5GB of RAM consumption in a heavy office multitasking. Obviously some gaming is CPU intensive and will consume some RAM just like my multitasking. For 32bit operation I would consider getting 3GB. Remember 2GB is a must. 4GB is a waste, BUT sometimes 4GB is more cost effective than 3GB. FOr 64bit just go ahead and slap in the 4GB with the pathway to 8GB being considered (in otherwords 2x2gb is better than 4x1gb). I routinely hit 6GB of RAM consumption..... but that is strictly task related...... decompressing a big RAR file, batch processing photos, video editing etc. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSuggestions/comments for new build ForumHigh-performance build ( please comment) ForumNew Build $1000-1200 ForumFirst Build Suggestions ForumBuilding new Gaming Rig--need Suggestions/Comments ForumPhotoshop computer build .....critiques please . ForumFirst Build ~Gaming Rig opinion :D (+Power Supply question) ForumNew build advice ForumLooking to Build an Upgradable HTPC Forum$2,200 Gaming Rig need suggestions/comments ! ForumADVISE ME?! $2500 Gaming/mutitask Build ForumBudget Build Help ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumComments on this build? ForumEvaluate my 1st gaming build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !