I think it is time for me to build a new computer. Here is what I want: An Intel Core 2 Cpu, An Nvidia graphics card, 2-3 gigs of good RAM, Fast Hard drive, Dvd burner with Lightscribe, A motherboard that will support a future Quad core...
1. I will be Overclocking as much as possible
2. I don't care if it is an SLI Mobo
3.I will be gaming on it
4.I want a case with the best airflow possible
5. I want to make sure the RAM will Overclock with my CPU
6.I have never Overclocked anything before so if I make a stupid comment or two yes I am a noob to OC'ing
7.As I said above I want a Motherboard that will support the Q6600 or the E8xxx series or any other quad.
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8. I want the CPU to give me the best Overclock bang for the buck. I don't have the cash to purchase the Q6600 right now.
If your use is games, spend your money on the vga card first. I suggest the 8800gts-512-g92. It is slightly faster than the 8800gt, and it already has a very good cooler so you don't need to spend money there.
If you really want the best, look at the 9800gx2, but I don't think it is worth it.
You don't need a high overclock to run most games well, FSX is an exception. Therefore, save some money, and get a P35 based board, they will overclock well enough. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L is a good basic board.
DDR2-800 should be good enough. Get a 4gb kit of 2x2GB from a quality vendor.
A good psu is the PC P&C silencer 610. others are corsair and seasonic in the 500-600watt range.
See if you can find a E8400 or a 45nm cpu. Very few games can use more than 2 cores.
Look at the Antec 900 for a good, well ventilated case.
Get the Vista home premium upgrade version. It is usually cheaper, you get a retail product with support, and can order the 64 bit version from microsoft for a $10 handling charge. It requires a letitimate two step installation procedure.