I'm building a computer strictly for gaming/overclocking but i don't want to boost the price too high.This is what i cam up with:
ThermalTake Xaser III V1420A Black Steel Case
ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard
Amd Althon xp 2500+ mobile "Barton"
Vantec AeroFlow VA4-C7040
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series(256x2)DDR PC-3200
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM
Lite-on 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive
Lite-on 16X DVD-ROM
ViewSonic G70FB 17" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor
ASUS nVIDIA GeForce FX5900 Video Card
total of around $1200.
Is this a good gaming machine for being on a budget or should i make any changes?
I was thinking about the radeon 9800 but I play counter-strike on competitive levels and serval my friends with the same card are having driver problems where they get random and pretty bad fps drops. My local lan center uses the 5900s and they run like a dream.
looks great and well considered;except for only 512mb of ram.Considering your on a budget you might want to use a fx5900xt-there almost as good as the fx5900.Gigabyte has arx fatalis,tombraider,ravenshield and call of duty bundled with theirs and msi has:ghost recon;marrowind and duke nukem:manhattan project bundled with theirs.