Should be grate for what your doing. My 604 setup can play games of that time without a problem and it has an FX1800 […]
Should be grate for what your doing. My 604 setup can play games of that time without a problem and it has an FX1800
I'd go for a 9800gt or gtx over the 8800 myself but the 8800gts is a good card too.
But there are two things that stand out that stand out that I have to ask about.
The PSU. is Ultra the brand? Not the best, its no DEER, but I'd look into a better one down the road. And the HDD, why 1TB? and why a Seagate?
I settled on a GTX 280 myself. Fast enough to run Stalker @ 1920x1080 / high while still giving me the retro-feel - even if it launched only 8 years ago. I went for a pair of 7950GT cards in SLi to a 8800GTS, then an 8800GTX. I wanted to keep the GTX in there, but I'm afraid it will cook itself to death like most 8800GTX cards do. It survived so far, I don't want to push it, and they are not very common in Romania. Also I wanted the option of 1080p gaming witch the 8800 doesn't handle very well in more recent games (at least not to my liking) and I wanted the machine to run World of Tanks SD client at good framerates (60+) on low-high on 1080p for when friends come over.
To that end I'm considering replacing the 780i board with an Asus P5K64-WS P35 board I repaired a while ago since the latter supports DDR3 (witch I have a lot of), while the 780i has issues running with all 4 memory channels populated regardless of what ram I stick in it and I only have 1GB DDR2 sticks (good stuff like Corsair XMS2 and Kingston HyperX, I won't touch cheap DDR2 ram) and 4 gigs of high end DDR2 seems to cost (here) as much as new high speed DDR3. Swapping the Q6600 for a Q9550 would be nice, and I probably will as soon as I find a really cheap one.
Then again I could just get a good cheap AM3 board and use my Phenom II X6 1055T...