New system build what do you think....?

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3GHz) Socket AM2 L2 2MB (2 x 1MB) Cache OEM

ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AT CPU Cooler

OCZ (OCZ2P800LP2GK) 4Gb PC2-6400 DDR2-800 4-4-4-15 DFI Certified Platinum (Lifetime Warranty)

Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 DVI PCI-E

Huntkey True 550W PSU - 80% Efficiency 20+4pin 14cm Fan 2x SATA 2x PCI-E 2x 12V Rails

Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache – OEM

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64Bit OEM 1PK DVD

LG GSA-H30NBAL 16x SATA DVD±RW/RAM

Asus DRW-1814BLT Black DVD-RW SATA 18X14 lightscribe Retail


So what you guys think??? Thinking I should of got a better graphics card-- maybe the 8800 Ultra, got stuck in that FPS rut, currently using 17" LCD monitor, the Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB runs well but I like full detail and AA...
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  1. for your monitor, that card is fine. I bought a 8800 GTS 640 with my new system (finally installed windows last night) and not xbit labs tells me I dont need that extra video ram (with benchmarks for proof). I'm hoping future games will be more video ram intensive.

    everything else looks fine. word of warning, I couldnt install vista from my sony nec optiarc dvd rw drive (sata dvd writer). your lg should be fine though, the drive I eventually used to install it was an lg IDE dvd writer.

    why 2 writers thoug?

    also go the same hard drive as you (except 2 of them). fine so far.
  2. System is already built- found out about lightscribe only a few days ago (don't know how I missed it) so had to try it... ASUS drive is so much better in performance & build quility.

    I am thinking wait a while before I upgrade graphics card-- will build someone a system and swap my graphics card for a better one. Cheating a bit I know butwill make them savings and sell my card for a good price-- they will never know lol, but will be more than happy.
  3. oh cool, in that case, enjoy!

    wonder if it worth my while upgrading from 2 GB to 4 GB ram.
  4. 4 GB ram turned up today, will be installed tonight, will post a comment tomorrow if I noticed any difference.

    Currently running 2 GB of DDR2 5400....

    Watch this space
  5. 4 GB of RAM what a pain in the ass to install... Turns out that the update from M$ doesn't install properly when initially downloaded.....

    Due to the above I haven't really tested it that much but initial impressions are good, whether that is because I went from DDR2 5400 to 6400 I can't say-- but never mind I think its better so I am pleased.
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