advice on new gaming pc

  robert01 14:29 04 Mar 2008

I am about to buy a new pc to replace one that is more than 5 years old and I want it to be as future proof as possible ( without spending silly money ). I also want it to play all the latest top end games that I have been missing out on - crysis etc.

I am customising one from Chillblast with the following specs...

4gb pc2 6400 ram
8800gtx graphics card

I am stuck between choosing a core 2 duo 8400 or core 2 quad Q6600 - is quad core overkill at the moment ? I am better off going for the core 2 duo 8500 ?

Also, the model has 500W PSU - is that sufficient or should I go up a step to 620W.

Thanks in advance for any help given.

  citadel 18:10 04 Mar 2008

I would get the quad as games are starting to be made that can use quad, there are some out already, supreme commander, half life ep2, and the upcoming assassins creed.
I would also get the 620 psu. chillblast may pre overclock the 6600, it go's to 3.6.

  rossgolf 18:11 04 Mar 2008

tbh the 500w psu is enough but if the funding allows you could go to a 620

  robert01 15:31 07 Mar 2008

Thanks for your help, so a Core 2 Quad at around 2.4GHZ is a better option for gaming than a Core 2 Duo even though that may run at around 3.1GHZ ?

Anyone else got any thoughts / experience before I go ahead ?

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