I already bought the case for this build. Antec 900.I really wanted to go with the Antec 1200,but 200 dollars on a case is to much imo.
I have never built a pc or overclocked for that matter,but I have been lurking on pc forums for a couple of years.This pc will be dedicated for gaming,and video editing.I tried to find a motherboard that will give me some good options for overclocking.The other decision I made was to go with a 8600 vs the 8500.Ya,the price difference is a big jump,but I have read the 8600's are a 4 gig chip underclocked to 3gigs.I heard that by raising the fsb, this chip can easily hit 4 gigs without making alot of adjustments.
My part list.
Case - Antec 900
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX -Retail $120.00
Video card - EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $259.00
Ram - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $55.00
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8600 Retail $270.00
Cooler - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler & $36.00
XIGMATEK ACK-I7753 Retention Bracket For 4 heatpipes $15.00
HDD x 2 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $80.00/drive
DVD Drives x 2 - LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM $25.00/drive
PSU-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply Retail $120.00
Monitor-SAMSUNG ToC T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Widescreen LCD Retail $280.00
This Set-up is about 1400.00 dollars not including the case.I'm really concerned about oc-ing,and having all my parts play nice together.Do you think I need to overclock to make this a better gaming rig,or are my parts enough to make me happy?
Thanks for any comments
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