Hi all, Im building a gaming computer and I just have a couple of questions.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the next month or two
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly gaming but also internet and HD vids
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse and HDD (got a couple of SATA ones at home)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com and I have a local Microcenter so I can get some parts there
PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer Nvidia and Intel but that can change if needed
OVERCLOCKING: Yes everything except RAM
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 by 1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: doesn't need to be extremely quiet but i don't want it too loud. I am also buying one of my graphics card with my own money and the 1500 dollars is coming from my dad and tax is being paid for a B-day present.
1) Should I get the Core i7 920 or Core 2 Quad Q9550 for gaming? Im leaning toward the Q9550 cause its cheaper but I don't know.
2) Should I get GTX 285 SLI or GTX 275 SLI? Im leaning toward the GTX 275 SLI but that is still under debate...
3) Is my case okay or should I get a different one (I don't mind the looks btw)?
4) Should I download windows 7 RC and use that or should I partition my HDD so that I can dual boot Windows 7 and XP?