I'm building a new PC and I'm looking for some advice regarding my current parts list.
First off, this is supposed to be a gaming PC, but since I'm not a die-hard gamer, I wouldn't like to invest in things like SLI or overclocking. That said, I'm still hoping to build a more than decent PC which will run games adequately for the next 1-2 years (mmmm... Starcraft).
My current build:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
RAM: OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC
GPU: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
Monitor: Acer AL1916Ab Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1
I'll be happy enough using onboard sound card and I haven't picked out things like the case, keyboard etc.
My questions are:
1. Since I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to figuring out compatibilities and stuff, what motherboard would work well on this build? Also, did I pick out a part thats completely not right for the build?
2. Is the performance gain from the EVGA Geforce 8800GTX significantly better than the cheaper 8800GTS counterparts? I could potentially save $100 if the answer is no.
3. Any improvements to the build that you would recommend?
4. Who would win a fight between Chuck Norris and Batman?