This is my first post here and since its a call for help, I hope I don't end up annoying the fellow geeks. I'm building a new system and I don't plan on any major upgrades on it for the next 3-4 years. I'd love to future-proof it fully but the i7 with a motherboard alone would be more than 42000 RS, and money has been tight for some time now. My present system is so old I'm embarassed to share the specs, and also for that reason, I'm not in tune with the current HW trends.
Okay, this is what I've settled on after visiting galaxy online,
CPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD (either Q6600 or Q9300) I'd prefer Q9300 because it's supposed to be Q6600's replacement at the same price point but as always, we in Pakistan pay more. I'll probably go for Q6600 in GO stepping (its S-Spec is SLACR visible on the box back) because it uses less voltage and supposedly OC's better.
PSU: COOLER MASTER 600 WATTS EXTREME POWER SLI READY (RP-600-PCAR)
CPU cooler: Cooler Master either Z600 or V8
GFX: XFX GeForce PCX 9800GT 1GB (256-BITS) DDRIII
The harddrive will be a WD green 720GB , this may make me seem rich but I'm not, my parents are but I have a tendency to disappoint my elders . The way I figue it, with this setup I won't have to worry about future game requirements too much, atleast not for 3 years.
I need your help with a decent motherboard that would OC my Q6600 to 3 GHZ decently and is not too expensive. Also I have absolutely no idea what type ram to get, all I know is that according to what I've googled, xp won't support more than 3GB of RAM, so I'll get 2GB but I need some help selecting what type. Almost forgot, also a nice case with plenty of ventilation and fan slots, which would accomodate the Cooler Master Z600.
I live in Rawalpindi, is Galaxy my best bet for a good price? We have Regent computers here in Saddar, they're pretty good with support and warranties but most of their prices are 10-15% higher than Galaxy.
Well, thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll appreciate any reply.