First time here and i'm worried there might be problems here. Need advice about parts choice and cost cutting. I'm trying to achieve stability, efficiency and limited cost.
Mainboard: (Advice needed on which mainboard supports the q6600 and DDR3 and whatever other parts in the build)
cpu: Intel Q6600 (Hoping to keep this in the build since already have one)
gfx card: asus 5850 (Also hoping to keep this in the build)
RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333mhz (1 *4gb) (Advice needed if DDR2 will bottleneck this setup, if not, the cheaper DDR2 seems attractive)
HDD: Hitachi 320gb 16mb cache (IDE or SATA-II?? )
CPU FAN: COOLER MASTER HYPER TX3 (Want a good fan, is this a good one?)
Power: Vantec 550W Ion2+ 80+ (Is there sufficient power)
COOLER MASTER GLADIATOR 600 CASING (Will it fit everything and help to keep it cool?)
Sound: (Don't really mind, just want something cheap. Is a sound card actually NEEDED if one already has speakers?)
Hoping to spend below 900 usd excluding the cpu.
Edited by bottlebottlebottle, 01 April 2010 - 09:35 AM.