Will be used mostly for Gaming. Already have case (Antec P180) with Antec Neo 550HE Power Supply (pls comment on this if it is not enough power). I will be re-using hard-drives for storage as well as re-using optical drives (all SATA).
Intention is to build a good gaming rig for now, with as much future upgrade posibility as possible within budget. I don't plan on Cross-Fire now, hence the single Nvidia card. Any and all help is appreciated!!
OS Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Planning on using 32bit XP for now, but possibly upgrading to Vista 64 once SP1 is released and in play for a while. I plan on over-clocking the 6600, - should I use stock HS, or Zalman 9700?
Thanks for your help!
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Looks pretty solid to me. I would go with a 650 watt and up PS to be safe, but everything else looks good.
Almost identical to what I plan on upgrading to next week. Without starting another whole debate I'd recommend starting with Vista64. With or w/o SP1 beta your hardware is plenty enough that gaming will be identical between Vista and XP for all practical purposes. Plus you'll get your full 4GB of Ram.
I built the system under my name on the left 3 weeks ago, its very similar to your proposed one. I would get more PSU and vista 64. If you like blue neon my case and keyboard look great together. Good Luck
Thanks for the comments! Without 'starting a debate', what are the other reasons to go Vista64 (other than fully utilizing the RAM)?