CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017
Motherboard: nForce 790i SLI FTW http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?...rboard%20Family
(Hope this mobo is compatable. It says it supports quad cores) I also REALLY WANT A HIGH END motherboard so gimme your opinions on that too. I want to be able to upgrade my memory, hard drive, GPU, and NIC in the future without throwing this out.
Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145198 (This only had 22 reviews. Please check this out, and if this memory isnt good then ill have to switch to a mobo that supports DDR2 memory.)
Hard Drive: Western Digital My Passport Essential WDME3200TN 320GB USB 2.0 Black External Hard Drive - Retail
(Im skeptical about this too. It was less expensive than a couple of the other ones I was looking at and Im not sure if its fast or not)
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130370 (Im pretty sure I have this down, but what in terms of speed is most important to look at for a video card? Core clock, Memory Clock, or Memory Size?)
Sound Card: I was just thinking about going with the integrated one on the motherboard, or does my mobo have one? Lol im a first timer please let me know. If you have a good suggestion for this that would be great.
Network Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...s%20PCI-Express EXPI9402PTBLK 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Two Gigabit Copper Server Connections 2 x RJ45 - OEM (This one didnt have a lot of reviews but it seems its faster than a lot of other cards I was looking at on newegg. I do play a lot of online games.)
Dvd Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135176 (Dont really care too much about this of course. Just as long as it's efficient and runs my games properly.)
Operating system: 64-bit Windows Vista. I'm going to be using more than 3.5 gigs of memory so this is a must of course . I also used to hear a lot of bad things about Vista but everything ive read so far about the 64 bit edition is good .
I believe that I have a monitor and keyboard that are already compatable with the motherboard. They all came from my old dell XPS 600 series comp, so maybe they arnt compatable with my motherboard. I dont think I should worry about these components right now but any opinions on this would be highly appreciated. I greatly appreciate any and all advice coming from everyone and I hope I have provided sufficient information. I SERIOUSLY appreciate any help and im highly excited to get started on building it when christmas comes around. Please also dont forget that I really need suggestions on my case, my heatsink, and my powersupply. Thank you all in advance .
Edited by PlagueRages, 28 November 2008 - 02:21 AM.