One thing I am not sure is that it says this OEM version comes WITH OUT any cable. Do I need to purchase any cables for it? Or are they included in the case/motherboard? (Sorry for being such a newbie )
I was going to get the Antec Nine Hundred Case at Newegg, but it's SOLD OUT already!!
So I am going to need a new one. My preference for case is simple. Good airflow, friendly installation, fairly priced. I really don't care about the LOOK, lol. Any good suggestion?
Now, I really need help on the parts below which includes MB, Memory and Power Supply.
This is what bothers me most. I have NO IDEA which mother board I should go to fit Intel Core 2 Quad, and I know the quality of mother board is critical for overclocking. I don't know which brand/model is good for overclocking. PLEASE give me detailed advice/links for this one. Thank you so much! (Keep in mind that I'd like to overclock the quad core)
*Update* I am getting the Gigabyte P45 MoBo, will it work ?
I am planning to get 4GB of RAM. Again, I don't know which exact one should I get to match with my CPU/MB/Overclock. Which brand is known for good overclocking ability?
OK, I keep seeing people say how important the PSU is to the point that I am sacred to pick one myself. (I am a newbie) Based on my previous parts and budget, any good suggestions? Any combo with case is fine too.
This one is what I have in mind, but I am not sure if it is good enough or if there is anything better with the given price. Help me out on this
** Additional Overclock Cooling Aid ? **
Am I good to go with a decent CPU cooling fan? or Do I need to purchase extra fan?
To sum up, I am trying to build a gaming PC that cost around $800. I am planning to overclock it and need major help to pick MB, Memory, PSU/Case/CPU FAN. LOL! (I know that's a long list, but I am a first timer )
I know this forum is filled with such posts asking for help, and I did look over quite a few posts about building a PC. Bottom line, I am a total newbie at building PC. I really need all the help I can get, and this forum looks like a FANTASTIC place for getting help because the people here are experts and friendly.
Thank you again for reading this (I know it's noobish and long) , and thank you in advance for advising me!! (ANY advise will be welcomed!)
its about 85% as good as the card you've got there, almost $100 cheaper. Put two of these in crossfire and you've got just about the 3rd or 4th best gpu power for about $300, verses $500 or up to $1000 for better options.
according to egg reviews, its a great overclocker, although customer reviews arent exactly rocksolid sources of info
now heres where I dont have much knowledge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
thats the board ive been recommended from toms here and ive run it by them a couple times now, im sure someone wouldve yelled OMG THAT DOESNT WORK NUB if there was something terribly wrong with it
You can still build a good system using the Q6600. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. I'm building a machine around one now. Cheap as can be and can play anything thrown at it. I myself would like the new stuff ( i7 ) but it won't "over perform" what i have now...not for gaming.
The Butterfly cooler you selected got really bad reviews compared to others. Do some homework on that.
The video card....... fine the way it was. Don't "dumb" it down to a 4850........ stupid people!
Memory.... crucial ballistix is very good and you should be able to find it a a decent price.
Sorry to hear about the case. Got mine last night.....lol
Build in process........ evga 750FTW/Q6600/memory mentioned or 8gig of something else...haven't decided yet/ 2 XFX GTX260's. Not sure about opsys yet. Probably Vista for the DX10. Have it on a machine now and if it weren't for the graphics I wouldn't buy it again!
Now I think I know which MEM to get. However, I am still not sure which MoBo works best for mine system, please enlighten me more on this! Also, 650W PSU is definitely enough even for overclocking right?