My first build/ any suggestions (ok I'm a newb)

Well this is what I ended up with. I want a good gameing rig but I'm kinda new at this so please tell me what you think, or what I can improve. Any comment will help (good or bad).


Antec Twelve Hundred [...] %20hundred


Aluminus ATX Full-Tower Case [...] ductID=411


GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] ga-x48-ds4


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor [...] 6819115017


Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler [...] tf%20120mm

Video card

VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card [...] 0%20radeon


mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory [...] 6820146785

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive [...] 0GB%207200

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply [...] psu-1000hx


SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Touch of Color series Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20,000:1 [...] toc%20t220

Disk Drives

SAMSUNG 22X Burner with LightScribe [...] ightscribe

ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T [...] 6827135176

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD [...] 6832116488


RAZER Lycosa [...] r%20lycosa

Thermal Compound

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 [...] ing%20mx-2


RAZER Copperhead Blue [...] 6826153022
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  1. looks awesome... go for a Q9550
  2. grieve said:
    looks awesome... go for a Q9550

  3. Another +1 - nice list
  4. Thanks all, I'll check it out. All other comments are wanted. LOL
  5. Awesome system you will really enjoy it. if i was going to change one thing it would be power supply would get a PC and power or a silverstone something around 850 should be plenty for anything you need to do. I was lazy and did not compare price on this so i might be wrong. but i know you can not go wrong on these power supplies. i have a PC & power 610w running a overclocked Q6600 and 2 3870's. and very stable. read this article to get a good example.

    Good luck and have fun...
  6. Is the Q9550 that much better than the Q6600 for the money. Like I said I'm a newb. thanks PCnut I'll check out the power supplies.
  7. The Q9550 is the newer 45nm technology which means it will run cooler and has some improved instruction sets and various optimizations. The Q9550 also has 12MB cache vs 8MB for the Q6600. The Q6600 is certainly no slouch, but the rest of your build is so high-end, it seems like the Q9550 is a better match. You won't be disappointed with either!
  8. Thanks Shortstuff. I just might get the Q9550.
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