New system

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by heliuscc, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. heliuscc

    heliuscc Advanced Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Antec Nine Hundred 900 - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU 118268 145
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994 487
    Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed 124927 319
    Pioneer DVR-215DBK 20X SATA DVD±RW DL Int Black - OEM 140649 164 in
    Belkin Serial ATA 2.0 7-pin Cable (Red) 0.6m 057651 77
    Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* -
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC -
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor 131950
    Asus P5Q Deluxe P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 145748
    OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory REAPER EDITION CL4
    Zotac 8800GT AMP Edition 512mb GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics

    Any advice appreciated guys. Did think about the E8400 but won't be upgrading again for two years or more so need to be more future proof hence going for quad. Is there anything I've missed out?
  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    The 8800GT, switch to 9800GT or HD 4850 which is better deal for the money.
  3. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Get the E8400. Unless you do a lot of re-encoding of videos, its a much more sensible choice to get an E8400.
    They have much better performance in games than q6600.

    I really dislike the 900 gaming case though, I think it looks ugly.
    I prefer Cooler Masters options or mayb one of Antec's more professional looking cases like the P182.
  4. seedvt

    seedvt GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro; although great as a budget cooler, you will most likely be better off with one of the newer direct heatpipe contact coolers such as Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or OCZ Vendetta 2.

    I'm unsure of the quality of the Arctic Cooling PSU, but 700W is overkill for a single GPU.

    I recommend Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, or Silverstone.

    Case is completely up to your liking, I enjoy simple cases such as P182.
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    4850 really isn't as good a value as most people think. Side by side in the performance charts they're pretty neck and neck (with the 4850 costing 20% more on average and running considerably hotter).

    As far as 8800GT vs 9800GT, the only advantage the latter has is support for tri-SLi, so you might as well save the 20-30 bucks.
  6. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    Urza, you mean between the 4850 and the 9800GTX, surely?