Hi everyone my first post here. Found this website while doing some research and it seems like a great place, maybe I'll kick back and stay awhile! Here's the current build I'm planning on building this month.
I plan on doing some OCing on the build. Nothing extreme (watercooling) but enough to bump performance up a good bit.
The main reason this computer is being build is to play games (of course) and to stream Blu-Ray to my 52" Samsung LCD. Both discs in the drive and blu-ray movies acquired through other means and stored on the hard drive. The 52" will be my monitor NOTHING else so keep that in mind.
I am firm on the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 I know that Intel has similar for $100 less but I want the E8600 not less.
As you've noticed I didn't list any memory because I'm having a booger of a time finding the right memory for my system. Some things I have read suggest using 800MHz DDR2 because it is the easiest to OC. I will not pretend to be an expert on memory so any advice on what memory to use would be marvelous.
Thanks in advance, and I look forward o being a member of this forum!
RAM - $127before $30 mail-in-rebate. very good memory and basically DDR2 800 already OC'd to 1066. You might be able to OC it a little more to 1067 or 1068. I have this memory, works great but I cannot get it to OC at all without causing BSOD. You really would not need to OC this memory.
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...