Help On New System Tags: New Build Systems Product 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 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. filoz June 13, 2009 8:49:00 PM Thanks for reply and pointing this out, just noticed I forgot changing the memory up ^_^' Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI'm building a new system and need help and advice on parts and building Forum SolvedNeed Help (New System) Forum SolvedI need help with choosing a new cooling system. Forum SolvedHelp with new system Forum SolvedNew System Build, Need Help. Forum SolvedZero experience in building new system. Help. Forum SolvedNeed Help installing a new SSD and making 2 System partition. Forum SolvedNew system build help needed under £800 Forum SolvedBuilding A new system and need some help Forum SolvedNeed help selecting parts for a new system Forum SolvedI need help, I'm buying a new PSU and i need to know what is compatible with my system. Forum SolvedNew system is BSOD at random need help finding the cause. Forum SolvedSystem not posting. Maybe I have bad components? help? new build. Forum Solvedshould i buy a new pc or upgrade my old system? urgent help needed? Forum SolvedHelp with new gaming system. Specifically with cooling. Forum SolvedSystem Image Restore Failing After Installing New SSD, Please Help! Forum SolvedHelp building new system Forum SolvedBuild Help! unable to install Windows "unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition" Forum SolvedLooking for help with my new pc system Forum SolvedNeed help with new system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !