Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper
That system shoould be able to run most games at max settings if you are not gaming on a huge monitor (>22"). Even if you are using a large monitor it will definatly be able to run everything on low settings without lag.
that is excellent news. my monitor is only 15"
oh and is vista 32-bit home premium capable of detecting 4GB of RAM? I remember reading about it somewhere that it had problems detecting all the RAM.
I have vista for my laptop, but it only has 2GB of RAM so I never worried about it.
Even with the OS software, it looks like I will only spend around $800(after the mail-in rebates)!!!!!!! That is great news!!!
Edit: Just looked at the CPU I have listed and it says it doesn't come with any cooling device, just the chip. Would I have to buy a cooling device for it?
Edit2: I realized that I would need a heatsink/fan for the CPU. After looking at heatsinks and fans, I realized that it would actually be cheaper to get a different mobo with a heatsink and fan included such as:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Will this CPU work with my motherboard and PSU? I'm pretty sure the motherboard will support it, but I have no idea what to look for when picking out a power supply for the CPU.