Wtf! An 8800GTX. WHY. There are so many newer gfx cards out there that are better.
Because the 9800's drivers are buggy, get the 9600GT,
I have a PaLit 9800GT 512 Overclocked.http://www.palit.biz/main/vgapro.php?id=629
It has drivers that LET you overclock it to the point where it IS unstable.
The ONLY problem I have ever had with it is overclocking it to a 1.5gig, and it killing my computer cause it couldnt do it >_> and the fact you dont need one that high.
Everything (I find) comes down to the motherboard.
Shitty motherboard means shitty transfer.
Shitty transfer means shitty speed; ect.
Although Intel has many many many better features, they cost ALOT more.
I have an AM2, AMD Althlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 4200 (2CPUs clocked at 2.2GHz each)
It does the job.
My brother has a 300$ dollar Intel Core 2 duo and there is a great difference between MY cpu and HIS cpu.
Then my buddy has a Quad Core. He loads L4d2 in about 10 seconds (tops)
Anyway, its all based on your budget. w/e im gunna go eat breakfast.