To start this off this is my first PC build. I was looking for high performance now, and the ability to last for several years with minimal (and cheaper) upgrades. Since i am new at this and not very knowledgeable, my friend(he knows quite a bit) helped me pick out some parts as a rough idea. My budget was around 900$. In general I'm looking for suggestions on how i can make this build better with out spending much more.
Ok now i need some real help. I have no clue on what RAM i should get(planning on getting 4 gigs of DDR2), or what hard drive to get. Also i am planning on getting vista 62 bit (i have an extra copy of xp laying around so i only need the upgrade). Remember my budget is 900$ but i don't mind going slightly over that. Also i get 30$ worth of in mail rebates, but we all know how reliable those are .
Do you guys suggest over clocking? If so what parts and to what degree? Will i need better cooling for this?
- the E8400 will be faster now, but if he wants to overclock the Q6600 and make it last 2-3 years then the quad core might come out the better choice. have a look into the Q9450 instead if you can afford it. it should overclock better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
yeh it would affect your warranty's, so if you aren't confident then don't OC. i would still recommend getting the Q9450, just for the extra speed/lastability. and go the 4850 for gfx card. ohh yeh, and the 4gb of RAM is a good choice as well. have phun!
Thank you curry i think i will take your suggestions on the gfx card and CPU. Do you have any suggestions on the ram i should get and any other parts to upgrade with the money I've saved.