new warcraft setup

I am looking to build a system that could handle wow (world of warcraft) which I know is quite a task lol but its the game I play the most. I'll also give TF2 a shot and like most of you, Crysis. heres what I plan to get, the only thing that I cant really change is the video card because I already have it and its past the return date:

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM
XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit

my main concern is if it will all work together and if theres anything that I need to do to ensure that it will run optimally. But, any suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks ahead of time.

edit: forgot to mention, I'll be using an old copy of xp sp2.
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  1. Do you plan to SLI, if not drop the SLI motherboard for a P35 or an X38

    DITCH THAT PSU for a better quality one.

    Everything else seems fine.

    Spend the extra $10 for that PSU, Raidmax doesn't rank well as far as PSUs are concerned.

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  3. I would go with a P35 mother board if you aren't planning on building an SLI rig from the get go (most people don't ever get a second card as by the time they want one their original is outdated and there are better, cheaper options available). I'd go with the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L, as many people love it.

    Your system can definitely run WoW maxed out at any resolution 24" and down. TF2 can also be played well on that system, but of course you will seriously have to lower the resolution and turn everything to medium to play Crisis, but that's the same for everyone.

    You don't need that big a PSU and there are better ones out there, I'd go with a CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX.

    That's pretty much it to up the performance of your rig and lower the cost. If you want SLI I'd try to invest in a second 9600gt right away and go with B-Units Corsair recommended 750w unit, or the TX620W version.
  4. Yeah, as much as I'd like to go sli, I dont think its financially viable nor does it make sense to do so when I dont need to. I guess I just fell into the peer pressure of having to have sli.

    Would 650w be enough for that? I'd rather over due the power then undercut it.

    and one last thing, would I have to retime the ram?
  5. heck, a 450w would be plenty as long as it had high 12v amperage. to stay safe go with a good quality 500 or 550.
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