mr728235

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend, hopefully.

BUDGET: Doesn't matter all that much but it shouldn't exceed the amount of the listed parts by more than 100 USD.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly multimedia stuff, occasionally gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything not listed below.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matter. I live in Europe.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whatever has good quality.

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe.

SLI: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Should be quiet.


I had this in mind:

XFX GTS250
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, 512 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe 2.0 x16

Intel® Core™2 Quad Prozessor Q6700
4x 2666 MHz, 2x 4096 kByte, 1066 MHz (Quadpumped), Kentsfield

Noctua NH-U 9B
775, AM2, AM2+, 07,9 - 17,6 dB(A), 41,1 - 64,3 m³/h

Corsair CMPSU-520HX
520 Watt, ATX12V 2.2, EPS

Antec Three Hundred

Asus P5Q PRO
Intel® P45 Express, 1.333 MHz, 2x PCIe 2.0 x16

Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320 GB
320 GB, 8,9/16/7200

Corsair DIMM 4 GB DDR2-1066 Dominator EPP Kit
4096 MB, CL5 5-5-15 2T, 2, PC2 8500

I think most of the system should be fine but I really have no idea whether the CPU and the motherboard are the best choice. I've read lots of good stuff about the ASUS P5Q and it's been recommend by quite a few people, too. The CPU seems a little old but it's one of the cheaper quad cores. So my questions are:

Should I stick with that motherboard or buy another one instead?
Is the CPU fine or should I take the Q9400 (or something totally different?) instead?
 

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I agree with tidefan94...going with even the older quad cores will still give you a solid build...I built my friend a computer using a first gen phenom quad core processor (he needed a pc that could multitask like a mofo) and he absolutely loves the way how smooth everything runs
 

mr728235

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Thanks for the replies!
Though I picked the Q9550 and kept the Asus P5Q PRO, figured I'd have enough money to spare.