Well I was thinking about crafting up this build, but I need some more-experienced advices from you guys before buying it.
Any changes, switch, upgrades,etc you guys thinks is necessary for this mid gaming build will be appreciate, and please tell me the reason why so that way I can learn about it btw thinking on further OCing.
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0
RAM - Corsair 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz
GC - EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512 650Mhz
Mobo - EVGA nforce 680i-A1 SLI ATX
HDD - Seagate 500GB 7200Sata 32 cache
PSU - NZXT 600W 115/230V
CpuFan - ZALMAN 9500A 92mm
OD - Asus 20x DVD+R DVD burnner
OS - Microsoft W. Vista Home premium SP1 64 b
Case - NZXT Tempest
For the mobo, nVidia chipsets usually are not very good for overclocking so I would get a p35 or p45 mobo.
I would get 4GB of RAM for Vista 64bit, unless you can't afford it then 2GB is ok.
If you can afford it, change the video card to an ATI 4850 HD, it's a very good price/performance card at $200 and you can get it cheaper because many of them on newegg have mail-in rebates.
Besides that, everything looks good, I would go with a Quad core CPU for future proofing but it's up to you. Also, don't forget to buy thermal compound for your CPU cooler, I like to use Arctic Cooling MX-2. I have that same CPU cooler and it works well and it looks awesome.
6x0i nVidia chipsets do not overclock well or properly support 45nm CPUs. Avoid completely.
4850 costs around the same slightly more than a 8800GT and smacks it around badly.
efx92 is pretty much dead on with his post.
I would build the following:
CPU: E8400 (if you game only quad core is not worth the extra cash)
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro or MSI Neo 3FR (149 Crossfire board/99 non)
RAM- G.Skill 2GB 4-4-4-12
PSU- Corsair 550VX
CPU Fan- Xigmatek 120mm Rifle cooler
OD- Samsung 20x
Thermal Compound- MX-2
Thanks for reply.
1st, thansk for the nvidia mobo advise, i was told that nvidia mobos are good on video performance and bus but i didnt have a clue about OC which is an important thing that id look out in a build. I found this: