I'm putting together a computer for video editing and light gaming. The video camera I am getting is a Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 if it matters. I will not be overclocking. I just want to put it all together and go.
Parts I have already:
Creative Labs Fatal1ty Platinum
Eclipse II keyboard
Samsung CD rom drives
Parts to buy:
WD Caviar 500gb HD
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 w/ Zalman 9700 fan
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
8GB G.SKILL RAM (4x2gb) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM PC2 6400
Samsung 2253BW 22'' LCD Monitor
PC Power & Cooling 610W Power Supply
Logitech Z-5500 speakers
slap that 8800gt in the parts you are buying and you are good to go
but i hope you try to overclock the Q6600 a little bit with the Zalman cnps9700 you have.it will be very safe and great performance you get
or get the Q6700 after the price cut its very nice choice either
Perfection. I'd replace the 9700 with something that's easier to clean. i.e. Freezer 7 Pro, but not at overpriced price at newegg. If it's newegg, might as well use the stock cooler. Or look at Scythe cpu coolers. To clean the hsf, just blow it with a can of air compressor from walmart & wipe the blades with damp q-tips.
Overall, looks like a good selection. FYI, you'll need a 64-bit os to make full use of the 8 gigs.
Thanks for the replies. I already have the 8800GT and since I am not overclocking I suppose the 9700 IS a little bit of overkill. I just want to keep it cool because the laptop I currently have gets super hot.