I just had this system built and am waiting for it to arrive. Can't wait as I do a lot of gaming and wanted some feedback on how I had it set up and if you had any suggestions on better upgrades I can do for gaming, was also curious as to what you guys think I overclock it to.
Intel CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 1066FSB (Quad Core) 8000K
Intel CPU Fans : Cooler Master HyperTX Intel EXTRA QUIET Vertical HeatPipe Copper fan
Intel Motherboards : ECS NF650 iSLIT-A nForce 650i, SLI PCI Express, Sound,1GB LAN
DDR2 memory : 8GB (4x2GB) PC6400 DDR2 800 Dual Channel
PCI-Express Video cards : SLI Dual GeForce 9800GT 1GB x2 PCI Express 16X ( 2 cards)
Hard Drives : 320.0GB Hitachi/ IBM 7200rpm SATA2 UDMA 300 8m Cache
DVD Recorders : Samsung 20x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW
Sound Cards : Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1
Network Cards : Ethernet network adapter (onboard) (Have a usb wirless card that I will use instead)
Cases : APEVIA X-Plorer Black, Side Window, front USB,iEEE,Temp control
Case Fans : Dual Case Fans 120 mm Extra Quiet DC fan (two fans)
Power Supply : Nspire X-extreme 750W ATX Power Supply, SLI ready
Total Cost: $1370 (including shipping)
Will be running it on my Samsung 19" widescreen LCD.
Check out the overclocking threads in the CPU section on how to/how not to do it.
Your rig is wasted on a 19" monitor, most games will be CPU bound and trying to display 2-4 times what it can actually provide. Get a 24" widescreen to enjoy the full goodness.
Ok, thanks for the input. Will definitely look into a new monitor then. Haven't upgraded in a while and when my agp motherboard blew a few weeks ago I decided it was time to swap out my pc all together. My goal when I had this one build was to not have to upgrade everything for a couple of years hopefully. Does what I selected have enough to last for a while or do you guys think I will need some other enhancements on it aside from the monitor?