Newbie Advice/Review - Gaming System

Gaming System 2007.5

I am in the process of upgrading my current rig. I have not decided on Memory and PSU and will need some good advice. As you can see I don't upgrade as often as I would like, but will this rig be somewhat future proof in terms of current and upcoming FPS and RTS titles?

Please, I need everyones advice as if this machine will do the gaming job I think it can.

Thanks!!!

New Rig Spec: (tax + shipping)

Case: Lian Li PC-7Bplus (R) $79.99 ($101.78)
Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS (R) $159.99 ($171.79)
DVD #1: Plextor PX755SA (R) $89.00 ($96.18)
DVD #2: Samsung SATA SH-S183L/BSBN (R) $79.99 ($84.36)
Keyboard: Microsoft Natural 4000 (R) $24.00 ($24.00)
Speakers: Klipsch 4.1

Need to purchase the following:

PSU: (Any Advice)
Hard Disc: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB $84.99
Proc: Intel C2D E6600 $313.00
MB: EVGA nForce 680i 122-CK-NF68-A1 $249.99
Memory: (Any Advice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB $304.99
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b $139.00
Mouse: (Any Advice)

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4594292

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To purchase later

Monitor: Dell 24" LCD $650.00
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Current Rig
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Current System Spec:
Processor: Intel Pentium 3 - 1Ghz
Motherboard: ASUS CUSL2
Memory: 512 PC133 7ns (Mushkin/Crucial)
Hard Drive: 80GB WD Special Editon 8mb Dirve 7200RPM
Hard Drive #2: 120 GB WD Special Edition
Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX4000
Sound: SoundBlaster Live Platinum w/Live Drive
PSU: PC Power Cooling Turbo-Cool 300
HSF: Thermaltake Golden Orb
SCSI: Adaptec (AHA) 2940uw
CDrom: Plextor UltraPLEX 32 (scsi)
CDR: Plextor PLEXWriter 4/32(scsi)
DVD: Pioneer 106s (Slot load)
Removable storage: Syquest Syjet 1.5GB
NIC: 3com Etherlink 10/100 (3c905c)
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Natural
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 USB
Monitor: Viewsonic P815 21'
Speakers: Klipsch 4.1
Case: Full ATX Tower
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  1. Quote:
    Gaming System 2007.5

    I am in the process of upgrading my current rig. I have not decided on Memory and PSU and will need some good advice. As you can see I don't upgrade as often as I would like, but will this rig be somewhat future proof in terms of current and upcoming FPS and RTS titles?

    Please, I need everyones advice as if this machine will do the gaming job I think it can.

    Thanks!!!

    New Rig Spec: (tax + shipping)

    Case: Lian Li PC-7Bplus (R) $79.99 ($101.78)
    Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS (R) $159.99 ($171.79)
    DVD #1: Plextor PX755SA (R) $89.00 ($96.18)
    DVD #2: Samsung SATA SH-S183L/BSBN (R) $79.99 ($84.36)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Natural 4000 (R) $24.00 ($24.00)
    Speakers: Klipsch 4.1

    Need to purchase the following:

    PSU: (Any Advice)
    Hard Disc: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB $84.99
    Proc: Intel C2D E6600 $313.00
    MB: EVGA nForce 680i 122-CK-NF68-A1 $249.99
    Memory: (Any Advice)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB $304.99
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b $139.00
    Mouse: (Any Advice)

    http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4594292

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    To purchase later

    Monitor: Dell 24" LCD $650.00
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Current Rig
    -----------

    Current System Spec:
    Processor: Intel Pentium 3 - 1Ghz
    Motherboard: ASUS CUSL2
    Memory: 512 PC133 7ns (Mushkin/Crucial)
    Hard Drive: 80GB WD Special Editon 8mb Dirve 7200RPM
    Hard Drive #2: 120 GB WD Special Edition
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX4000
    Sound: SoundBlaster Live Platinum w/Live Drive
    PSU: PC Power Cooling Turbo-Cool 300
    HSF: Thermaltake Golden Orb
    SCSI: Adaptec (AHA) 2940uw
    CDrom: Plextor UltraPLEX 32 (scsi)
    CDR: Plextor PLEXWriter 4/32(scsi)
    DVD: Pioneer 106s (Slot load)
    Removable storage: Syquest Syjet 1.5GB
    NIC: 3com Etherlink 10/100 (3c905c)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Natural
    Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 USB
    Monitor: Viewsonic P815 21'
    Speakers: Klipsch 4.1
    Case: Full ATX Tower


    I like the Antec Trio series for the PSU. The 650w one to be exact. For its price, it is pretty high quality.

    For your memory, will you be overclocking your E6600?

    For the mouse, I have no idea. :D
  2. Mouse: Logitec MX510
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    Mouse: Logitec MX510
    seconded
  4. The best fit to your system and budget would seem to be DDR2-800. If you are happy with Crucial, it is good I like heat spreaders but no need for crazy specc'ed out stuff.
    AS for PSU, read this thread.
    XS PSU list
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