I have $1600 for a new desktop. I only play one game (Counter Strike: Source) and I need some suggestions. Heres what I have so far... Case: Antec Nine Hundred, CPU: (Sckt775)Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB, Mainboard: (Quad-Core Supports) EVGA nForce 680i SLI Chipset, HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD), Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER. What I'm not sure on is the memory and the vid card. I was thinkin about ether one NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB with 1GB of RAM or 2x NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB also with 1GB of RAM. I could also go with 2GB of RAM with a cheaper vid card. I dont know what to do. Any suggestions/comments on the system?
Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking too. Anything else I should think about changing or adding? I plan on overclocking the processor. What do you think would be safe to overclock it to? I'm cooling it with a Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Lite CLT-M2LI LGA775 CPU Air Conditioner Cooling System.
Can't say I see anything particularly out of whack with the system as you've planned it. As for overclocking, what I've done in the past is taken it up one notch at a time, run some sort of utility to ensure that it is 100% rock stable, and keep going. At the point where it is no longer considered stable, back down by say, two or three notches.