Questions about my new PC.
Hello every one, im new to the forum and have a couple of questions.
First off, im buying a Brand new "Ibuypower" PC . and here are my specs
AMD Athlon-64 3800+ CPU w/ Hyper transport technology
Gigabyte GA K8N Yltra-SLI nVidia nForce4-SLI Chipset w/ lan, 7.1 Sound IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 Duel PCI-E motherboard
Windows XP home (I was told to wait on the x64 windows because its still scetchy)
[512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory module corsair XMS PRO w/ LED
[PCI-Express 16x] ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB w/DVI + TV out video
250GB [S-ATA] western digital Harddrive with 8mb Cache
sony 16x dvd rom
Now my questions are ... am i going to be able to run, say Half life 2 FULL bore ?
DO i actually need a sound card to RUN games life Half life 2 ?
Howgood do you thing the 7.1 motherboard sound will be, acceptable?
After all i only have first generation Creative 5.1 speakers
Thanks for any help you guys can offer .