Building a PC - Need Help!

By jfinny01
Nov 20, 2007
  1. here is what i have planned.....

    Motherboard - ASUS P5W DH
    Graphics - XFX 8800GTS
    Ram - 2GB OCZ PC6400
    CPU - INTEL Q6600
    Monitor - LG M228WA
    CD/DVD - NEC AD-7170A-0B
    Hard Drive - 500gb

    i dont know what psu i will need for this, what is the lowest watt that will work with this system?

    also will there been adequate cooling?

    any comments will be appreciated, thanks.
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    I agree with Cinders, the 8800GT is the better buy. Also, why are you buying the P5WDH? The ASUS P5K is a newer motherboard with support for the Penryn CPUs and Crossfire and it's also quite a bit cheaper than the P5WDH. As for the case, get the CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Evolution from Newegg instead. It's huge, looks cool, comes with a heavy rebate and free shipping, and has slots for nine 120mm fans for the ultimate in cooling. As for the PSU, get this and you'd be good to go.
  4. jfinny01

    jfinny01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was going for the deluxe because i thought it had a better chipset.

    btw i'm in england, so i might not be able to get the suggested parts. sorry bout not putting that in
  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  6. jfinny01

    jfinny01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry to be a pain in the ***, but is there a good intel mobo out there that suports quad core, and is fully sli ready?
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    The MSI P6N SLI Platinum is an excellent such board.
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    The Asus P5N-E SLI is a nice SLI ready intel board as well.

    In fact in techspot's review, it said
    And according to ASUS it supports
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