Hi, I've never built a PC before and after many hours of research through forums I have come up with what I hope is a good build for gaming.
I don't really want to spend too much on my first build so this is it:
Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB (2x2GB)
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
HIS Hightech ATI HD4850 625Mhz
Asus P5Q PRO Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar 640GB WD6400AAKS
Antec NeoPower 650W
ASUS DRW-2014L1T 20X DVD±R/RW SATA LightScribe
I'm hoping to attempt overclocking but am worried about failing on my first try.
Will my power supply be sufficient and just generally, will all my components work well together for gaming?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also for the CPU cooler I need to get, what socket cooler do I need to get?
Sorry I know it's a noob question but I am a noob.
Thanks again for any advice
Intel LGA775. If you decide to use the Xigmatek s1283, spend a few dollars - about $6 - to get the back mounting plate. The S1283 uses the Intel pushpin HSF mounting system. Many of us (most?) do not like the Intel mounting system. The mounting plate gives a more secure mount, especially for something that is substantially larger than the stock Intel HSF.
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