I'm new here and i joined because i wanted some advice on building my first pc. I've done a lot of research and have come up with what i believe is a good combination of parts
. So here goes :
Q6600 with a zalman cooler(will oc until it doesn't bottleneck my video card)
9800 GTX (will oc mildly)
4X 1GB hyperX ddr800
500 gb WD
haven't still decided on a PSU though. What do you guys recommend?
any advice will be appreciated
Welcome to TPU my friend!
Right, lets get started.
Might i ask what zalman cooler you intend to use? Quads need a high end cooler to dissipate heat efficiently, what model have you chose?
With the 9800, if you intend to overclock it, have you thought about buying an aftermarket cooler? You should really either run it naturally aspirated or if you do want to overclock, try and buy a new VGA cooler - stock ones just dont cut it.
The rest sounds fine, but id do a bit of surfing around for cases - I own a 900, great cooling etc, but the cable managements an absolute pain on them and theres no motherboard tray.
Now as for a PSU, dont go buying a cheapo 700W MeGA P1mPIng one with thousands of LED's and so on - go for a well known brand like corsair, hiper or tagan. And try and go modular if you can afford it, makes everything alot tidier (Modular means you can remove cables that you arent using). Make sure there enough juice aswell, You'll need 600W+ to power a quad and a 9 series. I would recommend a Thermaltake Toughpower series, or if you have the money and like rock solid stable power + it to be flashy and modular, try and get a Tagan Piperock.
Hope i have helped in some form, any more questions, ill be more than happy to help!