I'm going to be building my first computer with the help of a few friends. Tell me what you think of these parts and if everything is compatible. They are subject to change because I probably won't be ordering them until later this month.
i think everything is compatible but i would get a cpu fan that isnt stock.
get a good one cause the quad core tends to get hot and u might want to overclock someday
good deal on the 8800 GT btw have fun playing COH
PC: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200@ 2.6ghz 8 GB(4x2GB DDR2 PC 6400) BFG Tech GTX 280 Maxtor 250GB SATA HD
Laptop:Intel Mobile Core Duo 2 1.8ghzGHZ 4GB DDR2 RAM SLI 8800M GTX
I read up on the CPU and it seems like many people are not happy with the stock fan that comes with it. Cools adiquatly but not if your a hardcore gammer wich judgeing by the 8800 and quad core you proabaly are. Mite wanna look into a new fan. A few reviews pointed to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...RR-CCH-ANU2-GP
$24 isnt to bad either when your already spending that much on your system.
Overall your system is above most peoples dreams. Gl with it.
You could also make use of the pci slots adding in a sound card and maybe a sata or ide expansion card. That would allow for more drive than the board is set up for. I plan to migrate my ide card out of my current P4 to my new build.
Also I'd look at the Antec P180, P182se, or the P190 series cases. I have the P182se and it's the cat's meow.
I was going to go with a dual core cpu, but I decided to spend the extra $100 and get a quad cpu. I honestly can't imagine the power my new computer will have. I'm upgrading from my single core cpu, 1 gig ram, geforce go 6800, 80 gig hd laptop. Eventually I'll max out the RAM and get another 8800gt for SLI.