Please review my build, tell me where my bottle necks are, is there anything you see that you would think is worth just getting that little upgrade?
This is a family mans computer, his kids play games, he watches video's a lot, so it needs to be reliable and perform well.
I first built this using their core 7 config, and it came out to like 1300, so after customizing every model they have, i found one I can get identical to what I want for $965, $1,020 w/ shipping
I spoke to him about over clocking briefly, He prolly will have me overclock it for him to 4.0 ghz, which should be no prob, my mid tower w/ 12gb ram and 2 9800 gtx+ 1gb is clocked @ 4 ghz w/ asetek liquid.
Case - AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans 420 Watts
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
CD: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
CARE: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chasis with High Perormance Thermal ...........Compound
FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System
HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T SE Intel X58 Chipset CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600
MEMORY: 3GB (1GBx3) DDR3/1800MHz Triple Channel Memory Module
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
POWERSUPPLY: 680 Watts Power Supplies
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 16X PCI Express
WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card
Here's a few questions / components I've been debating on. First are formost, I reccomended a full tower, I used a mid tower and It just doesn't offer the cooling I'd like, But seeing as this only has 1 vid card, and 3gb of ram, possible 6, It may pass okay on a mid tower, which would save me prolly $100 or so
For ram, whats better in your opinion, 6gb of 1600 mhz, or 3gb of 1800 mhz, for a tower, do you think I can get by w/ a cheaper mid-tower, or should i stick w/ this full tower.
think that one video card will suffice to play most games on decent graphics with out much problems?
Does the asus p6t match up w/ the other components
Does power supply? even if I overclock to 4.0 ghz?
Enough cooling? even if i OC to 4.0 ghz?
any input, greatly appreciated. I'm not at all computer illiterate, I just am intelligent, and know there's many more people smarter than I am who I could greatly benefit from absorbing their input.