Re: NEW USER! Can someone help me with this build
Whoever said that the 8800GT can run COD:BO and BF:BC2 on full settings is lying. My HD5770 with overdrive enabled can barely do BF:BC2 on max. It might just handle WoW on fair settings. Like I say my 5770 only manages high-tweaked ultra and only at about 50fps. The RAID setup is useful, parity RAID array will protect against data loss.
I'd buy it for $300 (like, £160? jeez.) any day of the week though, even as parts it's worth that. It's probably a fairly capable gaming computer too, just don't expect to be playing Crysis on it.
as a side note I run WoW quite comfortably at 'good' settings on this:
Athlon 64 x2 4600+
2x Gigabyte 7600GT (256MB each, 512MB total) in SLI
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
as a reference, the 8800GT is about twice as good as my SLI setup probably.
EVGA SLI Micro Z68 // Intel i5-2500k // 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz // Overclocked 2GB MSI R9 270X // Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 // Kingston Hyper-X 120GB // 2TB WD Green + 500GB WD Black