So I'm ordering my first custom build pc tommorow and I just want to make sure all the parts will fit
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail
SILVERSTONE ST85ZF ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V 850W SLI Certified Power Supply - Retail
Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retai
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Notes and Questions
*I know I don't need the 780i motherboard, but its only marginally more expensive than the 680i and I've heard the 680i had some problems with random restarts and what not. I don't think the 780i has these problems, but if it does can someone recommend another motherboard?
*I've read a lot about the g0 version of the quad. What does this mean? Can I still get this from newegg? And is it better?
Hmm tbh I'm pretty set on the quad vs the e8400. As for the new quads, i really don't want to wait till possibly the end of march. Plus, I've heard for all intensive purposes, the difference I'll notice is marginal.
No offense intended, but do you really expect to be using more than 2 cores on a consistent basis? If the answer is yes, get the Quad or wait until Yorkfield. If the answer is even a "maybe" get the E8400, because it will blow away the Q6600 in comparison.