New build, would like some approval/advice.

Hey guys...

I'm currently in the process of building a new system, and therefore would like your opinions on it. I will be adding a liquid cooling system at a later date, so I will be doing some pretty good overclocking on the cpu, ram, fsb and maybe graphics cards. I'm bringing a Creative X-FI Elite Pro soundcard over from my current computer.

I will be using the computer mainly for gaming on a 1920x1200 resolution, but I also do 3D Rendering work and graphics.

Here is what I've got so far, I havent listed any retailers or prices as I am buying this in Denmark.

Case: Lian-Li PC-A7110.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6.

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 8 MB (Intel Boxed) . (Should I be going for the Q9450 instead, considering I will be overclocking?)

RAM: 2x PDP PATRIOT 2 x 2 GB, resulting in a total of 8GB DDR2. (I'm not to sure about the RAM, these are the ones I came up with after reading around)

GPU: 2x Radeon HD4870 in CF. (I haven't decided on a manufacturer yet, waiting for the cards to land in Denmark)

HDD, System/applications: WD VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300 GB. (I know it's pretty expensive, but unless it's totally useless I don't mind spending the extra money)

HDD, Storage/other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB.

Optical Drive, Blu-ray burner: LG GGWH20L Super Multi Blue.

I haven't decided on a power supply yet, anyone got some recommendations?

Thanks for your help. :)
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  1. go with corsair or pc p and c
  2. I personally don't see the large appeal in the Raptor drives, but I'm not entirely well versed in the benchmarks.

    Will you be using all 8GB of RAM?
  3. Thanks

    I plan on Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit on the machine, and will try to utilise as much of the RAM as possible.

    I cant seem to edit the post, but I've changed the storage HDD to: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB.
  4. Ok, I went with the Corsair HX1000W, as far as I can see it has enough 6-pin connectors for the 2 graphics cards (4 connectors), am I right?
  5. Antec/PCP&C/Corsair/Silver Stone are good PSU manufacturers.
  6. The Q6600 is hard to beat for the money but if you will be doing anything that benefits from SSE4 I would reconsider the Q9450. At the same OC the 45nm chip will beat the Q6600 by 8-10% and run cooler. Get fast, good quality DDR2 ram to take advantage of the neccessary higher FSB speeds for high OCing on the Q9450
  7. Thanks Craxbax, do you have any recommendations for RAM?
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