Originally Posted by ScottC2105
I put this together:
Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX6700
Asus Striker Exteme
2 Packs of 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator 8500
CoolerMaster Stacker RC-832
720W Enermax Infinity
Optiarc (Sony/NEC) AD-7170S-0B 18x SATA DVD-RW
2x 768MB BFG Technology 8800GTX Overclocked
2x 500 Gb Seagate ST3500630AS Barracuda 7200.10 for storage
150 Gb Western Digital WD1500AHFD Raptor X
ThermalTake Big Typhoon VX Cooler
This comes to about £2530. It isn't the best build I don't think so I will have to keep looking.
The Raptor X is noiser and it only has a window on it. The normal raptors are much cheaper and have the exact same performance.
I recommend eVGA over BFG, but thats a matter of opinion.
I'm still going to recommend a Thermaltake Armor case, they are very good for case cooling and you are going to need that for the QX6700. (You can put 3 fans in the front if you buy add-ons)
I havn't heard anything about the 720W Enermax Infinity. I wouldn't recommend it because 720W is kind of low for that rig. While some will disagree, I'd recommend atleast
750W for head room. If I had a chance to get a new PSU for my rig it would be atleast 850W. My 750W gets incredibly noisey just because its using nearly all its juice on load.
The Big Typhoon VX is kind of flimsy, (I have one), If I had a choice I would of got the normal Big Typhoon and put a better fan on it. Screws > Clamps. Don't want it falling off and ruining your processor. It is heavy for those small clamps.
Everything else looks good.