I'm building a Computer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TotalMark, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. TotalMark

    TotalMark L6: Sharp Member

    Positive Ratings:
    Here is the prospective parts list:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor

    EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard

    Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM

    EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card 512MB DDR3

    LITE-ON DH-20A4H-08 E-IDE Burner with Lightscribe Technology (RETAIL) - 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±RW

    Ultra Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Audio Ports and Ultra XVS-Series 700-Watt Power Supply

    Before I buy any of this stuff, is their anything here that might give me trouble?
  2. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

    Positive Ratings:
    Just some small remarks:
    - WinXP or Win Vista? If Vista then put some extra 2 GB memory in it.
    - only 1 HD with 250 GB? I never ever put my personal stuff (docs, email, maps) on the same HD as the one with the OS installed (I even have 4 HDs now with 1x 150GB and 3x 300GB).
    - why a 8800GT when you want a quad processor? Isn't the graphic card becoming the bottleneck now? Or is the 8800GT the best value-for-money option at these days? (I have a Core2 Duo 6700 (@2.66GHz) and a 8800GTX, which might be the inverse of your configuration :) )