I've come by some components and thought I'd make good use of them, so I'm trying to build a system with them. What I've got:
Mobo: ASUS P5E AI Lifestyle
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
GFX: Nvidia Geforce 8800GT
To this I thought of adding:
Ram: 4 x 1GB DDR2 800MHZ DIMM
Case: NZXT Beta Classic Series
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
HD: 1.5TB Samsung SATA300 drive
I'm looking to make this a work box, capable of playing some games but not the newest/most demanding. I want stability and the possibility for installing some games from 1-2 years ago without getting disappointed. Will it support that? Am I missing something crucial? Any incompatibilities?
What 1.5TB Samsung drive? For a boot drive the 500GB or 1TB Samsung F3 would be great. I havent seen a 1.5GB Samsung other than the eco green one, which is slow and not a good boot drive choice. Make sure its a 7200 RPM F3, not a 5400 RPM Eco Green model.
Thanks for the replies I'll consider a smaller boot drive or a different drive as the main. In terms of CPU cooler, it came with a fairly big chunk of metal to put on top of it, so I'm guessing I might be set for cooler/heatsink (again, going with the idea it's not a full-on gaming rig).
As one of the parts I got was the 8800GT card I won't be exchanging that - but I'll take the point about the PSU and downsize it.