I want a computer that can play Counter strike source and Battlefield 2+ at a good resolution, medium+ settings and a good fps.
Budget: 600$ maybe 700$
Here is what I have in mind so far.
Case Cooler Master
Motherboard Micro ATX Intel LGA 775
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz LGA 775
Memory 2x1GB DDR2 Dual Channel
Video Card ASUS GeForce 8400GS 512mb RAM PCI-E x16
SATA 250GB HDD
Should I buy a better fan for the case?
Would this system be good for just Counter Strike and Battlefield 2142, maybe COD4/GTA4?
** I have been looking and I cant find any good motherboards with 2 PATA/IDE slots. The reason I want 2 is because I have a 250GB PATA HDD in my current computer and I would like to reuse it rather then buy an SATA and have to transfer 200+GB of stuff.
Is it possible to hook a HDD and DVD-ROM through one IDE cable into the same slot? Atleast until I could afford another HDD. I was thinking of reusing my HDD and buying this Motherboard instead, which would bring me to a subtotal of $576.93 and save me the trouble of installing windows and transferring all my stuff.
Is it possible to "recycle" my current GeForce4 MX 4000 (PCI) and add it to my newly built system as a secondary? Would that help at all? Maybe for the extra ram or something, or should I just trash the thing along with my system?
Once I get more money I plan to buy two new 19"+ LCD's and dual monitor, maybe a nice HDTV. For now i will just be using this big old Compaq monitor.
Building my own computer has been a little dream of mine for quite some time now and I want to make sure everything will go together good and not give me any problems. At the very least I want to be able to play Battlefield 2 with enjoyable graphics and fps.
Edited by .bLah, 18 May 2008 - 01:39 PM.