Hey all. I've got a fairly old computer, yet it has held up really well for me so far.
Radeon 9700 Pro
AMD Athlon XP 2600
Antec TruBlue 400W PS
2x512 OCZ PC2700
250GB Maxtor IDE HD
I was hoping to move up to a good gaming computer, something that'll get me little stutter on the higher graphic options in Battlefield 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, or X3: Reunion. I'm trying to move slow, but I'm not opposed to getting something that will benefit me more in the long run.
That said, here's what I was thinking to start with and I'd appreciate any and all comments:
Radeon 9700 Pro (Keep it until I could get a better PCIe)
AMD 64 3700+ San Diego (Too much?)
Antec TruBlue 400W PS (See little reason to get rid of this)
2x512 OCZ PC2700 (Saw that this isn't such a bad idea in Dual Channel. Correct?)
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD (Hopefully this will last.)
250GB Maxtor IDE HD (Don't know if its worth it to go to SATA.)
Mouse, keyboard, sound card, case and optical drives are all still good, so I'll just transfer those. Any recommendations, tips, or warnings that can keep this going as long as I've had my other setup?