Originally posted by tzvii
Would Sound Blaster Live! be good? I have that already.
Yes, much more than enough. And you already have it, excellent.
Absolutely. I just bought a 7600GT, and I (just now) tried 15 mins of FEAR at max settings (1024x768 tho) - a breeze. The 7900GS is better than the 7600GT, so you'll run pretty much everything on high settings.
As for the motherboard, I'm afraid he's right, the one you chose won't fit a Conroe. If you want cheap and good, go with a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3
. If you have a bit more money you can go DS3, or even an Asus P5B (got that one, it's beautiful).