Re: Need advice on building a gaming pc parts list
yea, and don't get vista 64. 64 bit vista is horrible... nothing works with it, peripherals wise. not even all games work in 64, which is totally stupid. IMO everything should be 64 by now, it'd be much more efficient.
also, take the step up to a Q6600 and buy a good aftermarket cooler. quad's are too affordable atm to pass them up, and you can oc a quad to 3ghz easy, therefor programs that only use dual core will be essentially the same performance as a stock E8400. (made the mistake of going E8400, but i got a bad batch and it doesn't oc worth a crap so im in the process of trading for a Q6600
, just a suggestion, but you'll be much happier with a quad.)
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro