Requesting Build Critique
I'm going to be building this machine within the next 3ish months, unless different hardware comes out that really outperforms what i have planned. This is going to be used mostly for gaming, things like MFSX, Warhammer online, Crysis, Farcry 1/2, Half life series, Diablo III if it ever gets released, spore, Fable II, Stalker: Clear Skies, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, the Witcher, and the like. Pretty demanding games. I also plan on watching 1080p content.
I plan on running these programs at 1920x1200, but i realise that to crank up the settings on some i may have to turn it down to 1650x1080, and i don't mind. I am also aware that MFSX doesn't really run well on any hardware at max settings. Anyways, here's what i have so far:
- Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case
- Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Coole
- Noctua NF-S12-1200 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan (for the ultra 120)
- Patriot Viper Extreme Performance 2GB DDR2 2X1GB PC2-9600 DDR2-1200
- Western Digital Velociraptor WD1500HLFS 150GB SATA 10000RPM 5.5MS 16MB Cache
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache
- Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse 2000DPI USB Blue Black ENG
- Gigabyte EP45-DS3R ATX LGA775 P45 2PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX SATA2 RAID Sound
- Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB
- AuzenTech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card PCI 32BIT Eax 5.0
- Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 750MHZ 2GB GDDR5 2XDVI HDTV PCI-E Video Card
-Acer G24 24" Monitor 50000:1 DCR, 2ms, 1920x1200
I already have a pair of Tritton AX360s for the sound, as well as some logitech x-540s that i won't really use.
This machine is supposed to last about 4ish years, with maybe a video card upgrade somewhere along the way. I'm only going to be gaming heavily for the first 2 years, as i'm at the Royal Military College and won't have a lot of free time after year 2.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Forever stuck in the learning process
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.2GHZ
4GB OCZ Platinum
Nvidia 8800gt 718/1061
Maxtor 250 GB Sata
Windows XP Pro 32 Bit
Monitor one: Acer 22" Flatpanel LCD
Monitor two: Xplio 17" Flatpanel LCD
Monitor three: Samsung 50" HDTV