Here my are my goals:
*Have this pc last at least 4 years
*Have a fast motherboard and CPU that wont give me slow downs
*Have plenty of RAM
*Have enough storage
*Have great sound and good display
Here is what I have decided to go with:
I like this case because of the cord organization system plus the way you can open it from the front to put in all of the stuff that you need. The only downside that I have about this case is it's size. The place i'm looking to put it isn't big enough.
Motherboard: Gigebyte P35 DS3L
This motherboard got pretty good reviews from what I can see. Also I liked the 2 PCI Express x16 slots. I'll admit that I wasn't really sure what to get here.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor
This looked like a pretty good cpu. I heard that you could overclock it up to 3.2 GHz. Plus it was quad core, so it should last me in the long run.
CPU Fan:Thermalright Ultra-120
I eventually found this cpu fan through another forum. It looks great and preforms great. It also looks good in the reviews. I take it even though it's $30 more
Power Supply: Corsair VX550W
This power supply did great in the reviews. I doesn't really have an ripple. Overall I am satisfied with this product.
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive
I really didn't need much space on my system. Plus the disk spins at 7200 rpm so that was good.
Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB
2GB memory did seem like plenty to me. I mainly just get on to music browse and play music. Occasionally I fire up my graphics program or play a game. The speed also looks good.
DVD Drive: Samsung SH-S203B
This looks like enough to burn my dvd's or cd's. Has good read/ write speeds.
Cooling: Ultra120mm Case Fan
This fan looks decent. I am concerned with the amount of air flow that it will provide. I don't want my pc frying, but I really don't want a loud PC
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer PCI Sound Card
This sound card seemed like it would give me the True X-FI that I was looking for.
Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
I guess after a numbe rof people telling me that this card would be better, I decided to get this one.
Monitor: ASUS VW222U
This monitor looks really sharp in it's display. Love the 2 ms.
Memory Card Reader: Ultra Card Reader
Looked like a very solid memory card reader. It even adds 4 more USB 2.0 ports to the front! I was debating with this product however
Speakers:Logitech Z- 2300
These speakers got very nice reviews and fit my price budget
Things I already have:
*Keyboard and Mouse
*External drive and flash drive
So what do you think that I need to switch or change? I know someone out there has some sort of suggestion. Any help is MUCH appreciated!
Edited by ak03, 20 April 2008 - 03:08 PM.