Driving games mostly Need for speed, halo, etc. the reason for the 5570 is the 45watt TDP I have played the same games on 5570 ddr2 already not super hi res. but playable on a Vizio 32" 720 i/p res. I don't really know is there something better with same TDP as far as GPU's also I'm looking for a monitor that is low power consumption as well but can handle the upgrade to stronger GPU when the whole system gets revamped again but that will be at least a year or two when better power efficient parts are available with same or better TDP.
Thank you for the suggestions, as for the 8GB ram, someday this unit (actually hoping it is possible) well be a server of sorts but that is down the road or a linux play toy but these are great suggestion though!
Thank you for the info on the monitor 33 watts and 1 watt at idle perfect thanks! Now as for the GPU that ATI - 5570 1 GB ddr5 @ full tilt run she runs a 45 watt! For I agree not your highest settings but an exceptional setting is still playable at med level settings now if this card a 5670 two time the card cause this machine well be running long and hard (ready for this..... 6 flipping kids will be fight for time to play on this from 7 to 24yrs. old) so a second will be made for them if we do good here sorry to say unless it is a mizer as the 5570 cause at 90 is double that is not good really I need the wattage cut WAY back here so any body with good knowledge of green hugging tree wattage saving goodies ( lordie that was a mouthful) are to be had, let me in on the scoop please. thanks again! The quest goes on