Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Building new computer
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Building new computer

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
My stimulus check just came in plus I got a $1000 bonus at work. Wife says I can build the kid a new computer. I need some help with picking a motherboard. Here's what I picked so far...

E8400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037
Should do for starters.

4Gig OCZ memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227288
Not familiar with this brand, but heard good things about it.

4870 Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125225
I figure its got Dx 10.1, a little future proof.

SB Gamer Sound Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
Don't know the difference between cards, so just picked one.

My favorite P.S. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703013
Not modular, but good.

1T hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
Not sure if RAID would be worth it or not.

Have DELL 24" monitor(1920 x 1200), Mx-518 mouse, Eclipse keyboard.
Still looking for case. Not that important now.

Now the questions.

1) Not sure what motherboard to get. Not interested in Crossfire or SLi.
Would like at least 2 or 3 free PCi slots. I figure if I go RAID, this is about $1500 already. I can splurge another $200 for motherboard.

2) Not sure if the speeds for the CPU, memory, and motherboard will match properly.

3) With this 1 video card, will it comfortably handle 1920 x 1200?

4) Not sure if I need RAID or not. Planning on splitting drive in half and dual booting XP/Vista (64 bit).

5) Sound card good enough?

6) Comments/Suggestions/Improvements?


Thanks for help.
Work In Process
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Visiontek 4870 4Gig. G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gig Seagate SATA Lite-On iHAS220-08 Vista Business 32bit w/SP1 19" Viewsonic LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Corsair TX650W Antec 900 Logitech cordless 
  hide details  
Reply
Work In Process
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Visiontek 4870 4Gig. G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gig Seagate SATA Lite-On iHAS220-08 Vista Business 32bit w/SP1 19" Viewsonic LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Corsair TX650W Antec 900 Logitech cordless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
might wanna look at the asus dx 7.1 looks real good, i know i'm picking one up to replace mine. cost $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006

raid in my opinion isnt really worth it, all you get is faster loads for games into empty maps, and then wait for other people to load the map, plus there is the problems if the raid array corrupts.
Shrunk ....
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA GTX280 SSC OCZ Reaper 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Core V2 Raid 0 & WD 500GB Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Dell ST2410 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (Cherry Black) Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P180 Mini Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Shrunk ....
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA GTX280 SSC OCZ Reaper 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Core V2 Raid 0 & WD 500GB Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Dell ST2410 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (Cherry Black) Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P180 Mini Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Building new computer