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Buying a gaming pc help!

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rcharnoc

The processor, ram, hard drive, all look good, but you definitely want to get at least a 256mb video card, preferably pci express, and a pci sound card, one of the new creative cards should be listed as an option for the Dell. I am not 100% sold on vista just yet. My personal preference would be to go with Windows XP Pro instead.
If you choose to go with the onboard video you will only be able to play many of the games on the lowest settings thereby losing the higher detail graphics. Also Windows XP will be much quicker with the 2GB of RAM compared to Vista. Vista tends to tie up more system resources.