Originally Posted by dylanroscovich
Dude if you want to spend just a little bit more money I would recommend getting the P4 3.2gig Socket 748 512kb L2 cahce. It flys man! my specs are:
P4 3.2gig ht
200gig Maxtor had @ 7200rpm
ATI Radeon 9600 pro OC'd to hell
some sweet mods (optional)
I play Hl2 and CS:S on medium settings and a good resoultion and I awalys get 70+ FPS usually about 80, 100 in smaller areas... you can bring up the detail to high but that drops my fps to like 50 at max ususally about 35 and thats not how I like it but thats just me.
Also is you buy the P4 3.2 you shoul be good for a while.
not meaning to correct this poor lad but, socket 748 is incorect it's only a typo but still, the 478 socket is getting old and they no longer make cpu's for it, therefore you'll be limiting yourself. the LGA775 socket is what they're using now. also AMD athlon64's still beat some of intel's Dual Core cpu's
. if your going intel make sure is a 775 socket mobo and for gaming go with a PCI-EX mobo. i noticed you said AGP 6600gt. those aren't as good as the 6600gt pci-ex ones you see in alot of tests. they dont OC high without artifacts and they arent very great. get the X800 or higher ATI if you want to stay AGP or get the 6800nu or higher if you want nVidia. if you go pci-ex you can get the 6600gt pci-ex which is a purely amazing card. i would say this stuff if you want a good gaming system.
AMD ATHLON64 3000+, Socket 939
neo 4 platinum single pci-ex or SLI
512mb (perferably 1gb but this will do) dual channel ram.
400w PSU or better