Help On New System Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 14, 2009 3:01 AM in Systems Share filoz June 13, 2009 7:12:55 PM Well since summer is coming, I am planning of building myself a new system, since my current one is dying on me. This is the second one I'm making, so I am a bit frail towards hardware experience. The system use is hanging between editing, specially Photoshop, and playing Games. My budget ranges at around 1000 to 1500 dollars. I only need the system, the optional stuff arent necessary I will probably Overclock my Processor whenever the time is right, if that can help. I currently chose to buy those at the moment: MB:ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 130$ Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.4 ghz http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q660... 300$ Memory: OCZ Platinum OCZ3P16004GK 4GB DDR3 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=30371&vpn=OCZ3P16004G... 80$ GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 220$ Case:Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&vpn=NI... 150$ PSU:Antec Earthwatts 750W Power Supply ATX12V http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38107&vpn=EA... 140$ Extra Fan:Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27129&vpn=NF... 20$ HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=39193&vpn=WD... 65$ Total:~1100$ 1.Any advice on what I should change in my build? 2.Is a Quad Core too much for what I need(editing and gaming)? 3.I'm not so comfortable using an ATI Graphic Card, I always had some misadventure with them. Is the 4850 X2 reliable on running graphics? 4. Is the cooling enough in the system? And is a 750W PSU more than necessary. I appreciate for the help. More about : system | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove GhislainG June 13, 2009 8:16:05 PM DDR3 memory doesn't work in a P5Q Pro. You need DDR2 memory. Buy good DDR2 800 MHz like G.Skill PI Black http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33651&vpn=F2-6400CL4D... and you'll be fine. Much less problems than overclocked 1066 MHz or faster modules. You don't need a 750W PSU. A 550W-600W quality PSU is more than enough. | Report abuse filoz June 13, 2009 8:49:00 PM Thanks for reply and pointing this out, just noticed I forgot changing the memory up ^_^' | Report abuse filoz June 14, 2009 3:01:59 AM I was also wondering if AMD would be a better choice of building instead of sticking to the 775 Socket (Since it's production has been discontinued if i'm right) Your help is greatly appreciated! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Help On New System> Related ressources: ForumNeed a little help with a new system ForumNew system configuration - Need help with config ForumNeed help on a new system ForumHelp Overclocking my new system ForumNeed help with bluray drive on new system ForumNew system won't boot! Help please! ForumNeed to build a new system ASAP, need help ! first build ForumNew System Wont Boot, Please Help ForumCan't new system to recognize any keyboard input!! Help ForumI want to program a new operating system with NASM from windows 7, any help ? i a ForumHelp me build a new system please ForumBuilding New PC Gaming System - Please Help ForumNew build, am I running enough power through my system ? Please Help . ForumNew system worked, "clicked" and died. Need help figuring it out. ForumHelp on a new system $1300 ForumNew system help ForumNew System Build NEED HELP ! ForumI need help ! Multiple issues with a new system (It's a big read) ForumNeed help building a new system ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !