SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 90% Gaming, 10% generic office
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
2x Viewsonic VX2025WM (1680x1050)
Nice (can't remember part #) Thermaltake case
Thermaltake Black Widow 850W PS.
3xHitachi Deskstar 7200rpm drives.
Windows XP (will consider upgrade)
All other peripherals/drivers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but I have ~$200 in amazon gift certs too.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia/Intel/Asus combos have always treated me well.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, my last experience wasn't so hot with 2x 8800GTX. Too much heat, too much finagling with power cables and whatnot.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Not sure about what OS to run. If there's nothing gained, I'd
like to stick with the XP (SP3) install that I have, but I'm told it is capped at
Is there a reason you what to upgrade? (PC not doing... Can't run this ...).
You have a good upgrade picked out but with the QX6600, your system is still a good gaming PC. IMO, I would just upgrade to the GTX 275 or wait a few weeks for the DX11 cards to be released. For a mainly gaming PC, I don't see it necessary to upgrade to an i7 when you have a good Core2 Quad (be it a little old).