New System questions (Mostly gaming related)

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?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Actually, All is good now but thanks for the help =)

    It has one x16 2.0 slot.
    Got a new Vid Card: 9400 GT
    Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.40 Ghz..not overclocked yet
    Kept the same HD (320 GB)..I'll get a new one soon

    I can run any game I want with no problem. L4D isn't that demanding..In fact..You just need a pentium 4 minimum to run it. My computer meets the recommended specs for that game as well as:

    CoD: WAW
    CoD: MW

    Those are just some games I bought yesterday and can run them at high settings with no lagg whatsoever and 300 FPS.

    Thanks again for the help =)
  4. hmm, You can run Crysis, on high with no lag on a 9400gt... You sure??
  5. fullmetall said:
    hmm, You can run Crysis, on high with no lag on a 9400gt... You sure??


    Im sure .................
  6. Hmm, I would of thought it was more demanding than a 9400gt
  7. Nope I believe it requires a 8600? Minimum? Can't seem to find my box...
    I'm pretty sure I can play it without lagg though as i've done it =)
  8. What is your budget?
  9. Sorry for a late reply but, I already have everything I need and can play any game on high detail =)

    Thanks for all replies though
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