My goal is to run Eldar Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I just ordered my first computer for exactly that purpose, but I was on a budget and this is what I came up with:
AMD Athalon 64 3500+ Newcastle
Asus A8N SLi motherboard
1 GB of giel value RAM PC 2300 400MHz
160 GB hard drive ATA
NZXT Nemesis Elite Case
Aspire 500W super alien see-thru PSU
Eventually i plan to add another 6600GT but for the time being I want to squeeze everything out of HL2 and Doom 3. Any advice on OC settings, graphic settings, downloadable hardware, how tyo get the 2nd graphics card to work properly, or anything else I may have entirely forgotten about is more than welcome. Made by Cyberpower if that helps at all.
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thanx for the input. It's good to hear I'm off to decent start.
I was wondering if it was possible to OC the processor at all, even if just to 2.4GHz. Should I even attempt this with the standard cooling or should I invest in a zalman or something before I even try. Or should I do it at all? This computer has to last me through 4 years of college so is OC'ing a prudent option?
I would like to OC the 6600GT as well but again I'm unsure about the cooling situation. After thats resolved I'm not even sure how to OC a video card.
Lastly, does anyone know how to set up SFR in SLi properly. I heard it takes a bit of "haking around".
As for the mobo i've got no choice; the computer is in the mail. I did read that forum last night and to be quite honest became a bit confused. i know nothing about formating boot disks or even creating them for that matter. if i've dug myself a massive hole I'm gonna have to hope for a massive ladder to get me out. I will do whats necessary but I think its gonna be a while before anything overly complicated get firgured out. Small steps for the time being.
I just got interested in compueter in a big way two months ago so i need HELP!!!
any advice is more than welcome.