How are these specs? (*Revised*)?

Question by Travis: How are these specs? (*Revised*)?
I have revised my computer build from my previous one. The memory, PSU, video card, HDD, case, and (this is my favorite part) the processor.

Antec 300 Illusion Computer Case
ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 Socket motherboard
(Here it is!) AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 Ghz
XFX Geforce GTS250 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
ASUS VH202T 20″ LCD widescreen Monitor
G.Skill 4GB (x2 2GB) DDR3 1600 Dual Channel 240-pin memory sticks
Antec EA650 650W ATX12V power supply
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive
Sony Black SATA DVD-ROM 5.25″ drive
RF Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

How will this computer do with games such as Age of Empires 3, Empire Total War, FSX, etc. No MW2 or Crysis intended…just strategy games and some FSX. Also will be web surfing and watching HD videos and movies. And how long will this computer stay “up-to-date?” (I know, I know, everything computers is out of date the second you touch it <<<

Also, even though I've read that the Processor listed above is one of the best out there (not in comparison to it's direct competitor the core i7) how good is it? I have read hundreds of reviews and am for the most part sold on it but would like some more opinions.

Any recommendations?

I hope to have it completed by this time next year. Some parts may change as newer, better parts hit the market but this is it for now.
Yes, yes I am fully aware that this system would run Crysis or MW2 but I do not intend to do so. Not a die hard PC gamer...But I do love the strategy games for PC

Best answer:

Answer by Alouette Radeon HD.4870
I can’t say anything bad about that setup. The GTS 250 is the best value in its class right now and believe it or not, it WILL run Crysis just fine. (not at max of course, only the Radeon HD 5970 can do that…lol)

You’ll be good for a good long time… it’s so hard to say these days with new crap coming out constantly. Remember, the GeForce 8500 GT came out just before June in 2007… where is it now?

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One Comment

  1. Good setup, should run most games at moderate or high settings on a 20″ monitor just fine.
    As always, I wonder why people think the case (box) is a “spec”.

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