Hello, After a few years of being on a Pentium 3 i've decided now is a good time to upgrade. I just recently purchased the following:
Asus P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard 2 1GB DD2R OCZ Memory Sticks Intel Core 2 Quad
I also have a 326 GB Western Digital HD & the Nvidia GeForce 7600 (However, The motherboard doesn't support this video card)
So, My question(s) here are:
I'm a gamer. Other than the few parts I am still missing..Would this be a decent setup in order to play the majority of games that are currently out? (CoD Modern Warfare, L4D, Crysis etc..)
What are some recommended Video Cards? I was thinking of going with the BFG GeForce 9800 GT as that only runs about $90..Would that be fine?
Any other recommendations to enhance this build?
More aboutsystem questions mostly gaming related
500 GB WD Caviar Black if you're concerned about budget, otherwise get a 1 TB. I wouldn't use an older hard drive for anything more than secondary storage unless I absolutely had to. Really should use 4 GB of RAM if you have Vista, If you're content to stick with XP you can still get some performance out of the extra RAM. If you want a good, budget gaming card, I'd be looking more toward a Radeon 4850, 4870 would be better.
Ouch, you got a low grade mobo, a g31 huh, and no x16 2.0 slots.
Gonna be hard trying to play these newer games on a low grade computer. Maybe you might get low / choppy graphics on l4d but, i doubt you will get far on crysis...
Also, if your going to get a 500gb, get the Seagate 7200.12 500gb.