What do i need for Intel q9550 and...

Hello all.

I want to buy a new gaming pc. Here is my choice.

INTEL CORE 2 QUAD CORE Q9550 2.83 GHZ LGA775
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD4870 1GB DDR5 PCI-E
CORSAIR DOMINATOR DDR2 4GB (2X2GB) PC2-8500 (1066MHZ) CL5 DUAL CHANNEL KIT
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB SATA2

1. Is this at all a good choice?? (the price is not the matter)
2. What motherboard is a good choice for that??? (I want to oc a little)
3. What power supply can hold the system stable and works without problems?
4. What cpu cooler would be a good choice? Cool and silent if both possible.

Thx to all.
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  1. Look at the cooler reviews here at www.frostytech.com They rate them both for cooling and for quiet. If you're using a single HD4870 then go with a P45 motherboard. Asus or Gigabyte.
    Look for RAM that is DDr2 800 1.8v it will be fine for you and less hassle for a beginner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227314
    any good quality 550w or above power supply, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Antec , Seasonic or OCZ.
    Good recommendations by chechnyan
  2. Is there any problem with the memory i choose?
  3. Not really, it's just that it's DDR2 1066 and requires 2.1v to reach it's timings. It will be a slight bit faster once set in BIOS , but may cause a bit more hassle. Unless you're going for a serious overclock, the DDR2 800 would be fine for you.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
    your call
  4. 1. I would change the RAM, Dominator is expensive and its 1066mhz which has no real benefit unless your a super clocking or want to run any other ratio than 1:1. As suggested by dirtmountain 800mhz will be great and cheaper.

    2. P45 is a good choice still gives you crossfire if you need it as well ;) Asus P5Q is a good range (P5Q-e is best feature/$$ board)

    3. Corsair 620W is a nice choice agreed.

    4. If you want silent you want a 120mm fan, and as suggested the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 is one of the best out there and cheap ;) others would be Thermalright Ultra 120 and Tuniq towers (you need a big case though.)
  5. Thank you all for your help.
  6. i am building a gaming computer this chirstmas. is this good? can it play CRYSIS on VERY HIGH?


    EVGA GeForce GTX 280 Video Card - Superclocked Edition, 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, FREE Special Edition EVGA Precision Overclocking Utility, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad-Core Socket LGA775, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, 45nm (Retail Box) (BX80569Q9550

    Asus Striker II NSE Motherboard - nForce 790i SLI, Socket 775, PCI-Express 2.0, 3-way SLI, 45nm Support, USB, eSATA, RAID, Firewire, DDR3 Memory Support


    Ultra X3 ULT40064 1000-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Energy Efficient, Modular

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM


    Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
  7. That RAM wont work with that board for a start.
  8. And i dont understand why going for a Quad if your only GAMING. An e8400ish would suit you better. OC better and no need of quads for gaming. Read a bit of benchmarks you'll see.
  9. Hi.

    I got Intel core 2 quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
    (nVidia) FXF GTX 260 896mb VGA card
    4Gb of RAM
    1 cd drive
    Asus P5Q motherboard
    and Antec sonata III with the 500w PSU

    I gonna buy Noctua NH-U12P cpu cooler
    and will try to overclock my cpu to 3.5 - 4GHz

    Do i need a new power supply???

    Right now my vols are something like
    3.3V = 3.29
    5V = 4.97
    12V = 12.01
    Something like that :D
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