Is it good built for budget gamer???

I decide to built this pc and I wondering is it good or not???

Core 2 quad Q6600
Asus P5Q-PRO
2GBx2 kingston DDRII 800Mhz
Sapphire HD3870 512MB(256bit)
320GB W.Digital harddisk
18x Super Multi DVD rewriter
Cooler Master eXtreme Power plus 460watt
Cooler Master Elite 330

I use this pc for gaming and home use... And will Q6600 and Asus P5Q-PRO price fall again???
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  1. The build looks pretty good, but there are a couple things that could be changed.

    First off, ditch the old 3870 and get a 4850 instead.

    ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $144.99 - $30 MIR

    I also don't trust Cooler Master PSU's. I'd pick up something like this instead.

    CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $59.99 - $20 MIR

    This is a little nit-picky, but I'd get a 22x DVD burner.

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM $24.99

    I'm not sure where you're getting you parts from, but has great prices on hard drives.

    WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive $49.99
  2. Hmmm...Thanks for reply and I going to earn more money for 4850.. Hehe... Anyway, I can't find any corsair PSU around my country so any other recommended PSU??? How about SilverStone Strider ST50F 500w??? Can it support Q6600 and 4850?

    I just knew that corsair PSU sell somewhere and I research a lot about corsair PSU.... So, I going to built this pc after I earn more money for corsair PSU and 4850... shortstuff_mt, Thanks for the answer....
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Asus P5Q-PRO
    2GBx2 kingston DDRII 800Mhz
    Sapphire HD4850 512MB(256bit)
    320GB W.Digital harddisk
    22x Samsung DVD-ROM
    CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450Watt
    Cooler Master Elite 330

    Last question, will Q6600, 4850, Asus P5Q-PRO price fall again???
  3. ^Maybe. Probably when i5 is released.
  4. Unless the price is a lot higher, I would recommend a Q8X00 or Q9X00 over the Q6600.

    Edit: PSU is good.
  5. See if your Motherboard supports 1066 ram, or 1333.

    With PSU the bigger the better, even a 1000w The more 12v rails the better, no m ore than 4 is needed most come with 2 one for the CPU one for the GPU, SLI and CrossFire Have at least 3, Silverstone, Coolermaster, Antec, PC Power & Cooling these are all popular right now. Anything below $50 will most likely have a single 12v rail.

    Silver Stone Zeus

    Antec Neo Power

    Cooler Master 590 with Internal Bay clips 3 120mm Front fans $60
  6. ourselfish said:
    See if your Motherboard supports 1066 ram, or 1333.

    It's a DDR2 board.
  7. ddr2-8500(1066) RAM can be OC'd to fsb 1333.

    The P5Q-PRO supports ddr2-9600(1200 MHz):

    OCZ Flex EX 4GB 2 x 2
  8. ~overshocked
    I get quad-core for future use in case next few months later all game and program take up 4 core.. I not planning to overclock it yet before I get better cooler.. OR I wait another few months to get core i7?
  9. Quote:
    If he is on a budget then i wouldnt reccomend the 122mhz memory because you really wont see that big of a difference between that and 800mhz.

    This is true

    It comes down to what you want, do you plan on multitasking? an overclocked E8400 scored .8 herz higher on a crisis benchmark.

    whether the q6600 was OC'd as well, I'm not sure.

    I'm tired which witch is which.
    whether, weather, whuther, wither, without her.
  10. ~overshocked
    If like that, it's better for me to get core i7 but the problem is DDR3 ram damn expensive and required better PSU(I Think).... Haiz, buy pc components is damn hard since economic unstable....

    I always on multitasking on my E2200 but cpu meter always reach 70%~80%...
  11. Hi just a thought...hw abt the new PhenomII ...the new platform can be easily upgraded as the mobos can support AM3 CPUs as u will be able to upgrade to the current tech...
  12. I heard that AMD CPU produce heat a lot and I not really trust AMD product except ATI...
  13. Just get a really good cooler
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