I'm getting ready to build a new system. Currently I've put the following together on newegg:
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
PSU: Rosewill RX950-D-B 950W ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 SLI 8800Ultra SLI CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Video Card: ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Optical: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM
Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400LLK - Retail
It's been about 6 years since I've built a computer so I'm a little out of the loop on new technology. I don't plan on doing any overclocking. I will be gaming some, maybe WoW or Starcraft 2 when it comes out, but mostly it'll be used for software development and general computing.
Does anyone see anything that doesn't really fit or could be better? Also should I get Vista 32 or 64? I've read mixed reviews. If Vista 32 doesn't even take 4 GB of memory I wanted to go with the 64 version, but I've also read it has all kinds of problems with drivers, etc.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I just got the big PSU because it was in a combo deal with the CPU for $150 off. I'll see if I could save some money by getting a smaller one. What size do you recommend? I plan on adding an additional 500GB (same one) HD whenever I need the space.
Also I keep hearing about certain brands to stay away from, is there a certain PSU brand I should stick with?