Need some help with a new computer
Hi there, I'm looking to buy a new computer for the sole purpose of gaming, and was wondering what you thought of this.
I'm an idiot when it comes to all this, so please excuse my ignorance.
All of this stuff is from iBUYPOWER
Raidmax Ninja-918 ATX Mid-tower Case w/450W Power Supply
[PCI-Express 16x] ATI Radeon X1800XT 512MB w/DVO + TV Out Video.
AMD® Athlon-64 3700+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI-x16 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, Dual PCI-E MB
2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand More Options
200 GB HARD DRIVE Maxtor 200 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-133 8MB Cache Hard Drive More Options
16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
Creative Lab Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit 7.1
Sicuro RW350XL 2.1 Gaming Speaker System
ViewSonic 19" VA912B TFT LCD Monitor
MS Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack-2
Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter
All of this comes out to $2,168.00
I have a few questions about all of this.
1. Will this run modern day games on the highest settings?
2. Is this a good deal? Or am I getting ripped off?
3. Should I upgrade the CPU because of the video card? I've heard the term "Bottlenecking" and I think that "Bottlenecking" has to do with video cards.
4. Do you guys have any suggestions as to anything I should add/take away?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.