Need some advice on these pc parts.

By egg
Jun 18, 2006
  1. Well I'm a noobie and after hours of research, I think I finally have all the parts I need (to play css and hl2 on max). Here it goes:

    -Power Supply
    -Video Card
    -Case Cooler
    -CPU Cooler

    I'm about 99% sure these are all compatible. My question is, will I be able to run games like CSS on relatively high settings and still be able to use my comp for Flash MX/Photoshop cs2/etc? How do you overclock my processor and what would I need to keep it from overheating? Thanks guys. :D
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I would get an Antec PSU. and 480 Watts would be the starting point.
  3. egg

    egg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looks alright apart from the psu though?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The setup you listed should be adequate for your stated purposes. if it were me and I were upgrading I would be going with Intel's new Conroe and a 965 chipset.
  5. egg

    egg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I'm looking for a budget upgrade. Thanks for your advice. Going to get a 500w antec psu. Thanks. :)
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Also, I would change the video card too. I would get a Radeon X800XT or something better. The 6800XT is the budget model of the 6800 series.

    However, its all up to you!
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