I am building my first PC. I have an x-box 360 and do not play PC games at all. Other than normal daily usage stuff I download / burn alot of DVDs and watch movies and T.V. on my computer. I would like to build a High End PC that will enable me to do these things (fast) and still allow me the ability to perform other CPU and memory intensive functions as needed. I have done quite a bit of research and I can't quite decide on which CPU and motherboard will best fit my needs. I plan to buy a GeForce 8800GTS, 4 GB of DDR-800 RAM, a Raptor 150GB HD for the OS and a 500GB Hitachi HD for everything else. I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I am debating between the Intel e6850 and the Q6600. I have read alot of debates over these two CPU's but the debate seems to center around gaming, so I have a hard time relating the comparison's to my intended usage. I would greatly appreciate any input / suggestions as to what CPU / MOBO combo would best suit my needs.
Edited by ksmart, 20 October 2007 - 06:59 PM.