I am building a system for a friend.
Money is not an issue but I do not want to over build it.
He will be using it for CAD, photo editing, movies etc. and his construction business. He says he wants a "race car" so I will overclock whatever I build.
I am thinking of building it around a Q6600 Kentsfield
using a ASUS P5B mobo
Does this sound like a good start?
I will be using XP Pro 32 (he has a retail disc in the wrapper already), so , Is it senseless to install more than 3GB of ram, or can XP Pro SP3 32bit utilize 4GB now?
I was thinking of using G.SKILL
, or Corsair; at least 2x1GB and most likely another 1GB stick if not another pair (2GB) of 1GB sticks.
Should I use something faster than 6400?
Hard drive setup:
I was thinking of something fast for the OS and programs (80GB)
and something big for storage and backup (320GB)
. ?? set up in a RAID array?
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W
maybe, GeForce 8600GT
TIA for any advice/suggestions.