Hi all. The time has FINALLY come to build a new computer. My beast is old old old and my wife has finally gave me the go-ahead on a new rig. I haven't played a game in years and I can't wait to get back into it. Please check this over and tell me what you think. It's basically a modified THG Dec $500 gamer build.
Parts Not Required: Case - Antec TX635
Preferred Website: Parts will be price matched to ncix.com
Country of Origin: Canada
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Quiet, efficient and reliable
I want to try and unlock the 4th core in the X3. I don't intent to do much overclocking beyond what has been proven to work. Do I need the aftermarket cooler for this system? I don't intent to overclock much, longevity is a big thing for me. Also, can I get away with the GTX 460 768MB instead of the 1GB? I'm not sure what's really needed for games. All comments will be greatly appreciated.