I'm looking at building my first computer. I'm trying to do a little bit of research, but I'd like to see if I'm headed in the correct direction.
I'm going for a budget of around $1000, give or take a few. I'll be using this rig for mostly gaming, a little bit of internet browsing, online gameplay, and some Photoshop/3D design. I want to be able to not worry about bringing down my graphics settings on games like Spore, Age of Empires 3, Quake 4, Oblivion, and maybe some higher end games if they work with my budget. Essentially, I'd like to turn on AA without worrying about dropping my FPS into the single digits.
I already have a 19" widescreen LCD that runs at 1440x900, which is fine for me. I wouldn't be able to get anything until after I get a job and some money saved up, but this is just an example of a setup.
I found a video card, processor, and mobo on newegg.com, and I'm wondering if these three parts would work together and what kind of performance they would bring. I read the reviews and they seemed like they'd work well for what I'm looking for.
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
EVGA Gifts - Crysis game disc only - Retail