Hey, I'm from australia so my prices vary a bit, but this is what I got:
$74 1066MHz Ram PQA 2gig
$383 Gigabyte 9800GTX
$189 800Watt PSU
$97- 500Gig W.D.
$146 Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R
Case: Antec 900 $167
Monitor: 22" LG 2MS $330
OS: Vista Home Premium $136
mm thats what i have atm, can anyone recommend on the CPU because im unsure whether to get the Q6700 or the Q9300
Err this is a noob question but, does OCing reduce the life of parts? Or if you have cooling its all good?
The Antec 900 case comes with no PSU and 4 fans, 1 200mm one and 3 120mm ones. If i wanted to OC, would i need extra coolers to put on the GPU and CPU?
It's a tough choice at stock, but i think i'd choose the Q9300 due to it's architectural advantage. It's supposed to be faster per clock then the previous generation. I'm not sure by how much though. The slightly high frequency on the Q6700 should be matched by the Q9300 slightly lower frequency.