Need opinions and advice :)

Shrewd

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Hey,
I'm getting a new system, I'd like my build to get some critique, I haven't been in the center of things for quite a while so if you can get a look and tell me what you think and if something should be switched just shoot it at me.

Note: prices here aren't exactly the same as up in the states, I'll write how much I'm paying for each part and the how much my other option would cost -

Intel Q6700 225$ (E8400 210$ - I prefer the quad because of the way I work the computer and because I see more programs will be optimized for it)

EP-45UD3L 155$

2x2GB OCZ 800 Mhz Platinum CL-5 70$

GTX 260 Core 192 220$ (This is a hard one, the core 216 costs about 350$ here and the GTS 250 costs 210$ while the 4850 5gb costs 220$ and the 4870 523 costs 250$ and the 1gb 350$)

LG Light Scribe... 35$

Thermaltake SopranoS 101 VG7000BWS 70$

Crosair VX 550W Active PFC 120$

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP 15$

As for the HD I'm quite lost... I know I'm going for the WD since it's more reliable but what makes the 640gb faster than the 500gb? Is the 32mb buffer worth the extra money?

So what do you think?

 

Shrewd

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it's US Dollars, I'm from Israel - where things cost more.

I gave some thought for going to the ATI side - it would be the first time, but spending 30$ more for a card that's about the same level just dependsing on what you're running with it?

two questions that I forgot-
the GTS 250 says it's PCI-e 2.0.... aren't all the cards on that?
and do you think the 550W might be over doing it? it's a big investment for a PSU from what I'm used to.
 


A decent 400w - 450w psu will push the gts 250, but for a gtx 260 you want a decent 550w.