I can list games, and games of interest "i wish I could play" if that'll help, because I think they are closer to the line of what I want then you think.
Fallout 3 Full Graphics (I can play sub-default right now)
Crysis (would be nice to see this engine in action)
Diablo 3 (stats soon to be released, high quality and mass graphic)
Operation 7 (rather intensive free MMORPG FPS game)
As it is, when in Fallout3, when a mass explosion is triggered, there is a hesitant moment, then about 1 second of lag. The radio also sounds skipped and slow and bad quality (even after fixing the in game issue for it quest wise) like its not fully buffered.
"out doing it" now is ok, because I don't want to have to buy replacement parts every 3 months just to keep going.
Also- for fun purposes- lemme list my CURRENT rig, so you can see where I am coming from.
Xp Pro SP3
Intel Pentium 4, 2.53Ghz (a 3.0 GHz chip will not run with my GPU, lack of power)
1.25GB RAM (not any good either)
1x 12.1 GB fireball harddrive (OS)
1x 60 GB Western Digital (data)
Nvidia GeForce 7600GS (512)
Gateway Ev700 Monitor (lolz)
**and your a mod.. so Iama trust you know what your saying about the 1TB one you linked, but should I go with the 80s you linked, or just pay about 5 dollars more (10 total) to get 2 160GBs instead of 2 80GBs?
I have chosen, THIS Case : Newegg.com - ABS Diablo ADV Black Finish + Titanium bezel Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Please tell me if it will do or if I should look some more.
Large front intake not only to keep HDD cool, but to pull enough air in to keep everything else cool.
Large side fan, same as front, however can also be switched to exaust if need be.
2 top fans, one over the power supply to make sure it is cooled well (overkill) and over/between the PSU and CDrom where hot air has been known to get trapped. (also helps with RAM)
Rear exhaust to ensure the CPU cools off properly.
Cons: Probably going to sound like a Jet Turbine, however that is fine, the case is located on the lower section of my desk, and even loud noises are muffled by the wood and rubber construction.