Hey guys. This is my first build and I'll probably be ordering later today. I just wanted to get some final thoughts/opinions of it. Feel free to suggest alternatives to any of the parts I picked out. Thanks!
why wud u want a q6600?? check out the newer q9450 or q9550.. I mean u CUD go with a dual.. but then, u will always wonder wat it is to have a quad!! With vista utilizing cores better, u are better off with a 45nm quad.. Dont get me wrong.. q6600 is great!! (i have it too) but, its outpaced by newer 45nms.. It runs cooler, is more efficient and just better overall..
I COMPLETELY stand by ur decision on the graphics.. its totally adequate and really.. except for crysis, it will blast thru the rest of the games..
IF gaming wit super-new games at super-high resolutions is not a priority, u CUD go further down!! but this is a great choice.. u wont regret it.. Besides, u cud theoretically, crossfire, if needed.. so u r good to go buddy.. sort out the processor, (IF needed).. and u r gold!!
Thanks for the quick replies. Well now I'm stuck. I don't do a whole lot of photo/video editing but I do use Photoshop on occasion. I'd like to be able to run games smoothly on this machine. So now the question is Quad-core or Dual-core? I think I'll stay away from the Q6600 and go for a 45nm. If I went the dual core route, i could get an E8500 without really changing the cost. If I were to get a quad core I'd probably go with the Q9550 which would add about $140. What do you guys think? Is the extra $140 worth it?
definitely worth it!! cos even if right now, u dont see much improvements, a few months or even weeks down the line, u will thank yourself for buying a quad as more software learns to use it efficiently.. If u buy a dual, u wud initially be impressed with the speed, but then u wud miss the other 2 cores.