1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz) Socket 775 Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
1 x OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 Reaper Memory HPC Edition Dual Channel
1 x Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler
1 x Hi-Power Black 800W Modular 13.5cm Fan PSU - 4x PCI-E, 20+4pin, 6x SATA
1 x Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223F 22X DVD1RW/RAM/DL Serial ATA Black Bare Drive - OEM
1 x Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
I've allready got an 8800gt 1gb gfx card.
I have a creative X-fi music card already so im not fussed about onboard sound.
I mostly use my pc for watching tv series/movies and playing enemy territory (old q3a engine game), however I do extract a lot of large rar archives (I'm addicted to usenet) so was woundering if I would be better off with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache"?
I can get the same amount of ddr2 for around £30 pounds less, is 8500 really worth it over 6400?
I would consider the PC8500 for use with the e8400 but probably not the Q6600 especially if you are using an Arctic7 Pro with the quad. It is a nice cooler but I think you will run into heat issues with the quad before you have problems the memory. The pc6400 will work fine for either but I think when maxing an OC on the e8400 and a high FSB; the pc8500 would be a better match.