Im planning on buying a new pc , which will be used for gaming only.
I plan on OC'ing both the cpu and gpu and the budget is about ~1250$ (im not the US so prices may vary)
here are the components I chose so far:
Super Talent DDR2 800 CL5 2x2GB (searching for something else)
Zotac GeForce 8800GTS 512MB
Western Digital WD1600YS
Sony AD7200A X20 DVD
which in comes at around ~1100$
As you can see I havent picked the PSU, cooling or the case yet , and im hoping you can help me with that.
about the case , I need pure functionality , im not intrested in looks.
Thanks in advance!
CPU - E8400 - +/- 3.6ghz on stock volts, HSF, and 4ghz regularly on more advanced cooling, plus it has a larger cache, though the 6600 is more futureproofed... take the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro / Zalman CNPS9700LED as a cooler...
GPU - i wil go out on a limb here and advise you take EVGA, and use their step up program to upgrade to the 9800... if it comes out in 3 months, that is... but if you like the bundle of Zotac, then why not?
Ram... never heard of them; ask someone else - i am no ram guru
everything else looks good - it's my ideal system ^^
OK, here's a good case for you, unfortunately Newegg does not ship outside of the US. You can use the link to check the case out and read the reviews, though. You can add up to four more 120mm fans, and an 80mm behind the motherboard as well.
as for case cooling, 3 basic schools of thought.
1. add more fans and get a fan controler to turn em down.
2. open up the side when your gaming.
3. water cool the hot stuff, that puts the heat outside the case.
GPU, no sense waiting for the 9800s, they will just be lower power versions of the 8800s
I'd get dual core, not quad for games.
In the past, I've found gigsbit to be overpriced for what you get, haven't looked recently