New system config

Hi everybody,

I'm planning to configure a new system, but I'm not quite sure of what to do.

I'm not planning on overclocking it, I just want to play my games at high quality and high FPS and do my photoshopping/fruitylooping without my computer getting slow.

I've configured 2 systems at this point.

One is a bit cheaper then the other, but might be good enough for me.

So I'd like your opinions about these systems and which one is better for my need.
Is it better to spend the extra €70 for the p45 mobo/ddr2-1066 config?
And waht I would also like to know is what PSU is enough for a Q6600 and 9800GTX+.
Is the 620Watt enough or do I need to go for a more powerfull one?

Anyway, these are the systems I'm choosing from and some parts are missing because I already have it (like a case for example).

System 1:
Mobo: P5K SE/EPU (Intel® P35)
Graphics EN9800GTX+/HTDP (NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+)
Memory: GEIL 4 GB DDR2-800 Kit (4096 MB) CL5 5-5-15
CPU: Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 (4x 2400 MHz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro (775)
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1, 750GB
PSU: CoolerMaster RealPower M620 (620 Watt)

Total Price: €663,-

System 2:
Mobo: Asus P5Q
Graphics: (edit)Asus EN9800GTX+/HTDP
Memory: OCZ Nvidia XTC 2K 2x2048 PC8500 (4GB) DDR2-1066 or some other brand, has to be 4GB
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, boxed
CPU Koeler: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1, 750GB
PSU: OCZ GameXStream ,700Watt, Retail

Total Price: €735,-

Thanks in advance!
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  1. For a 9800GTX+ PC. Actual will be less. CoolerMaster isn't very good. Go with OCZ, CORSAIR, ANTEC.

    Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
    (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps.)
    Minimum 550 Watt for SLI mode system.
    (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amp Amps.)

    If you don't overclock, any ram will run at half the FSB of the cpu. Q6600 is 1066mhz FSB / 2 = 533mhz. Get the 800mhz kit if you plan to upgrade the cpu in the future.
  2. Hi and thanks for the reply.

    I will take another PSU then instead of the Coolermaster and take the 800 mhz memory then.

    Another question: Which is a better choice, the C2D E8400 or C2Q Q6600?
  3. Depends on what you will use it for. Most games do not utilize quad cores currently. If you RTS a lot it might be worthwhile to get a quad now, for the near future. If you multi task a lot go quad.

    If you play FPS and MMOs mostly, a dual core is best.

    Your second build is good, but you do not need 1066 RAM, get 800Mhz, and a E8400.

    The 600W OCZ would be sufficient for the build as well.
  4. Ok thanks for the help, this is what I've ordered yesterday.

    Mobo: Asus P5Q (Sound, Gb-LAN, FW, SATAII RAID)
    CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 (Boxed, FC-LGA4, "Wolfdale")
    CPU-cooler: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
    PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX
    GPU: Asus EN9800GTX+/HTDP
    Memory: GeiL 4 GB DDR2-800 Kit 2x2048 CL4-4-4-12
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB

    I will use it mainly for gaming and some photoshopping/(web)developing.
    No video or 3d rendering, so this must be a good choice, right? :-)

    I have a AMD 64 3200+ with an Asus v9999 geforce 6800 and 1,5GB internal memory now, so I think I'm a happy gamer from now on! :D
  5. Looks great.
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