i havnt started to build yet but heres my ideas and i need some advice
motherboard: asus p5q deluxe the ddr2 version
cpu: intel q6600 quad
gpu: not sure yet need advice needs to run diablo3 smooth
monitor: (already have) res 1600-900 dvi 60hz
psu: corsair 500w (can change w if you think)
RAM: kingston hyperx 800mhz (open to change)
hdd: thinking of going SSD for op (new idea)
any advice you can give me so far im happy with the mobo and cpu as good reviews for OC on a first budget also gpu budget not sure to crossfire 2xgpu or get 1 good 1.
well im not to sure really as i will buy bits at times over the next 2 months maybe. iv also been looking at ebaying some of the parts to keep costs down but spec up. well mobo on ebay £60-90 chip 50-80 graphics i dont know yet prob 40-80 mabye, its going to be built as a gaming machine primary use mainly aiming for diablo3 spec but fast windows speed.
im open to change prices about with any advice on parts. thanks posters.
thanks i come across the 775 motherboards alot and have steered that way, any advice on something newer for me to start looking into, i have noticed that the q6600 chip is better for oc then the next 2 faster chips, also was trying to stay away from intels i range as thaat opens upp a whole new can of effort
what would be next stage up to make sense for a quad core, idea to ditch the 775 and go 1155?
Certainly. If you can afford one, a i5-2500k would be the best cost x benefit. An ASUS P8Z68-Pro plus an i5-2500k will cost you about 400 USD. You may also consider AMD if the money is short. A Phenom II X4 980 BE is a good processor for about 130 USD.