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Please help me finish my system

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September 23, 2008 11:41:58 PM

• PSU CORSAIR 750W, TX Series CMPSU-750TXEU, 12cm vent,ATX2 ver 2.2
• ASUS P5Q PRO P45 Motherboard
• Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775,OR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor
• GeForce 8800 GT
• 2 X 2 GB Ram
• Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB hard drive OR Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Please help me make a choice between my "OR" situations.
Can some one help me finish off customizing my system? I still need the RAM, OS, optical drive,case and PSU and.....what else??
Thanks a lot.

I plan on playing COD4, TF2,Crysis and other high end games on high settings.
BTW, is everything I have so far all compatible?? and is anything i have so far overkill? THanks.

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September 24, 2008 1:17:49 AM

For the proc the Q6600 is more future proof and offers better performance clock for clock, especially in Crysis or if you run background tasks. Unless you have really good cooling the E8400 will most likely out clock the Q6600 making it better for gaming as of now. Most likely the Q6600 will regain its crown over dual cores in future games. If you intend for this to be a long term build, go for the quad. If don't plan on having this comp very long (maybe 1 year) than the dual core will probably be better.

The ram sort of depends on how much you plan on OCing. If you don't plan on going past 3.6ghz the cheapest DDR2 800 ram will do. Otherwise, go for this ram.

The WD 640gb is faster and cheaper than the Seagate so no contest there.

Vista Ultimate 64 bit is the best gaming OS. If you want to step down to lower version you can but I bought Ultimate and have never regretted it neither has anyone else I know. The only people I know that dislike Vista are those on 32 bit versions.

Just get the cheapest sata optical drive you can find.

Case suggestion really depends on price. If you are willing to pay $300 I can tell you a good case. If you are willing to pay $80 I can tell you another. It is important to know the price bracket for this pick.

Your psu is a bit overkill but the psu is an are where you want overkill. If you have to save money this is an are where you can do it but the price for this psu is a very good deal atm.

The rest of your build looks great. So far you have picked good choices.
September 24, 2008 3:50:27 AM

just a note but what resolution are you playing at becasue at high resolutions that gpu wont be playing crysis on high
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September 24, 2008 10:58:06 PM

I plan on playing games at....1024 x 800? well..thats what i run cs at tho...sorry
September 24, 2008 11:47:05 PM

At that res I think even Crysis is safe to play.
September 25, 2008 2:31:28 AM

ya that resolution should be okay maybe not all high on crysis but most settings high
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