Hi, this is my first build. i want to make it as cheep and long lasting as possible. i believe that ddr3 is the ram of the future and have therefore chosen p5q3 mobo, and do not think ill be in need of crosfire. i intend to clock the cpu and ddr3's, and eventualy uppgrade the ddr's, cpu and radeon. thx for coments.
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Socket 775 1066MHz bus
- Corsair PC nätaggregat CMPSU-650TXEU - 650 W
- G-skill PC minne 2 x 1 Gb DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 CL9
- ASUS P5Q3
- THERMALRIGHT IFX-14 140MM FÖR AMD/INTE
- Antec Three Hundred 140mm Fan (Without PSU)
- asus radeon 4850 512mb ddr3
go ddr2, get a dual slot cooler version of the 4850, it worth the money, don't bother with ram greater than 800mhz, (you can take a q6600 to 3.6 on that) and swap the cooler for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and swap your psu with one of the ones that you can pair with the 300, you could save around 50 bucks.
xfire motherboards......toss up......this one works fine but is micro atx and some other posters might make other suggestions. I look at layout before function. I don't need a lot for my builds....... mostly gaming...dfi asus gigabyte all have decent boards. Remember to look at the fsb. TheQ6600 has 1066....... a 1333 won't work unless it says 1333/1066 in the description.
The video card. This is where I differ from mostly everybody else here. I like the nvidia gtx260. It has a larger memory interface and plays games better than my 4870/512 card.
But if you put your mind to it and want cross fire, 2 4850 with 1gig memory should be very good. Or a 4870 with 1gig. Your choice to make.
The chip you chose is fine, but a little more money will get you a 45nm chip. It will run a little cooler and you might get a little more over clock out of it. A 1333 processor will give you a couple of more options in for a mobo.
Don't forget a decent power supply and a 64bit opsys.
thx for all the pointers.. have revised it all and come up with a new plan:
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (rev. 1.0)
- Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
- Corsair TX SERIE PSU 750W 140MM FAN ATX
- Antec Three Hundred
- 4x filter for 120mm fan
- 3x Fractal Design Silent Series 120mm fan, 15db
- 2x Corsair XMS2-6400 2X1GB DDR2 W. DHX
- intel core 2 duo e8400
- arctic silver 5 cooling paste
have a really nice deal for the fan and already have hdd and all the other stuff. also couldn't find some of the 2 and 4 gig rams supported by the mobo where i live which i really sad.. hope you approve of my new build.