Need Advice on the system i'm building

Hi, Im building a new system and im kinda of out date with whats in the current market and wheather what i have chose is suitable.

Basically I would like to use windows 7 in future and at the meantime i will be using windows xp before i decide to upgrade, so currently i have listed what i have chosen can u suggest if this is suitable. or advice me would be great.

also currently im looking for a PSU can u recommend me one which i be able to use with his system?


Option 1 (Total Price - £630.00)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, S775, Yorkfield Core, 2.83GHz, 1333MHz, 12MB Cache, 8.5x Ratio, 95W, Retail
Asus P5Q3, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800(OC), SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, DHX, XMP
1GB Sapphire HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
1TB Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache
PSU???

Option 2 (Total Price - £520.00)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, S775, Yorkfield Core, 2.83GHz, 1333MHz, 12MB Cache, 8.5x Ratio, 95W, Retail
Asus P5QC, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2/DDR3 1066/1333/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24
512MB Sapphire HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, VGA/ DL DVI-I/ HDMI
500 GB Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms
PSU???

Option 3 (Total Price - £505.00)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, S775, Yorkfield Core, 2.83GHz, 1333MHz, 12MB Cache, 8.5x Ratio, 95W, Retail
Asus P5QC, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2/DDR3 1066/1333/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066), 240Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15, EPP
512MB Asus HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986 MHz GDDR3, GPU 625 MHz, 800 Cores, 2 x DL DVI-I/HDTV
500 GB Western Digital WD5000AADS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 32MB Cache, NCQ
PSU???

btw how is Asus motherboard with the new core 2 quad cpu is it recommended?

please advice, thanks!!!

nami
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  2. can i use photoshop cs4 and 3d studio max with this specs smoothly?

    so u think what i specify was yesterday product? is core i5 better than what i specify?
  3. yes it is better and you can cut costs a bit if you not planning on using 2 graphics cards in future use this power supply http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-014-CS and now that you mention cs and 3d studio i believe it favours nvidia cards http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-121-OK if you not gonna be doing any gaming at all consider this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143196 or
  4. thank you sir !!!

    i will check it out btw anymore comments or advice?

    how about casing?

    and also how is the asus motherboard with the intel chip, would intel motherboard be better or gigabyte?

    also would this be able to upgrade in future how u compare the LGA 1156 chip to the LGA 775 is 1156 newer.. just curious im really bad at all this hardware stuff.... and how u compare what i have chosen to yours? was my choice really bad?

    thanks again ....
  5. 775 has seen the end of the line socket 1156 and 1366 still a long time to go,i dont think you can overclock on intel boards,gigabyte and asus are great brands and perform bout the same but i find asus has a better layout then others,totally upgradeable there are 5 socket 1156 cpu's currently out and more will come,a good case http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-145-CM
  6. i see i see, thats fantastic. ... is btw 1366 newer than 1156?

    is it stable.... and one more stupid question how would u think windows 7 will work with it... has it been design for that yet as i heard its just launching

    anyway i dont intend to overclock my cpu, but then again u never know... as i do not really know how to overclock it....

    anyway i will get the specs u recommended

    if u have any other comments or advice before i get it please do let me know.... before i spend so much

    thanks again
  7. actually 1156 came out bot a yr after 1366.win7 is the windows we been waiting for its totally stable and self adaptive to hardware,and good luck be careful and read up on guides.leave overclocking maybe till a later time, i think i can shave a bit more off the price
    same case but $10 cheaper http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131551
    dont think you'll ever use dual graphics cards ? get this http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-360-AS
  8. BTW how do u use two graphic cards? can u please give me an explanation, when u recommend the motherboard with two graphic cards? does it help in cs and 3d studio?

    do i also have to buy the graphic card the same or can i use two different one

    or is it one graphic card for one computer?

    or maybe is it i can run two monitors and computer with this SLI version motherboard

    i don 't understand the m/b with 3 pci e? how does it works?
  9. well multiple graphics cards configurations is grouped into 2 classes,sli for nvidia cards and crossfire for ati cards.you can use 2-4 graphics cards all linked to act as one powerfull card via an sli/crossfire bridge,sli from nvidia is limited to using the exact same model card,crossfire from ati is possible with similar cards,sorry to confuse you (english is my third language) i meant if you not intending to use 2 graphics cards you can use the latter board instead, the one i linked previously has better dual graphics card capabilities.i also scaled down the power supply as 750 watts is recommended for 2 graphics cards,most modern graphics cards have ports for more then one monitor.i dont know if cs or 3d can use multiple graphics cards sorry,you can use any pci 2.0 compliant card in current pc's
  10. this explaines crossfire/sli in detail http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245454_15_0.html
  11. obsidian86 said:
    this explaines crossfire/sli in detail http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245454_15_0.html



    thanks man thats great help... so any other advice before i purchase your recomended PC specs?
  12. have fun and be careful
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  14. The asus Motherboard which u recommend whats the difference between the pro and the recent?

    In future when the i7 price drops and i wished to upgrade will this asus motherboard be able to handle?

    cheers
  15. obsidian86 said:
    have fun and be careful



    errr u scaring me what u mean by be careful? it wont blow up will it?
  16. the pro has better dual graphics card capabilities and no it wouldn blow up just a saying i always use

    you can put any socket 1156 i7 in like the i7 850, i7 860 and i7 870
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