Well, you don't really need to get a 45nm quad over a q6600. There isn't really much difference unless you want slightly lower temps. The $130+ isn't really worth it for the same clockspeeds and a smaller die size. But whatever you get, just get some aftermarket cooling. Especially if you want to overclock at all. Those intel stock coolers are good for nothing except moding onto an old video card. As for your PSU. If you only plan on running one card you have more than enough. But if you ever want to go for crossfire later on you'll need something more robust. Oh, and you might want to get a PSU with a 120mm fan instead of one with a 80mm since the 120 will be alot more quiet than the PC p&c with the 80.
:D Great! Thanks for the info...I'm gonna go put an order on NewEgg, I'll update you guys with what I get.
TRIPLE POST! Damn, I'm on a roll...
Well I placed my order.
New/rebuilt PC specs:
-Antec TruePower 2.0 550 watt PSU w/PCI-E support -Asus P5Q pro LGA775 mobo -Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 -Corsair Dominator 2x2GB DDR2-1066 -VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 256-bit w/512MB GDDR5 ram -74GB WD Raptor 10.8K HDD -250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8K data drive -Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS PCI sound card -Memorex lightscribe dvd- +/- everything writer -another Memorex DVD writer -ATI AIW TV tuner card...
How well should I be able to play COD4? :)
I pretty much went against my original logic in buying the ATI card instead of nVidia, but oh well...
I would suggest this newer 320GB Western Digital hard drive as opposed to the Seagate:
For heatsink get this Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
And get a backplate since the push-pins on those things suck nuts and are hardly stable. LGA775 Bolt-Thru-Kit with Screws & Springs
I would suggest this newer 320GB Western Digital hard drive as opposed to the Seagate
He already had the hard drive. No need for him to buy another one and waste money.
How well should I be able to play COD4? I pretty much went against my original logic in buying the ATI card instead of nVidia, but oh well...
You'll be able to play COD4 on any resolution you want with maxed AA and AF. And ATI is the best bang for the buck right now, theres no reason to go with Nvidia unless you're a fanboy in that particular camp.