Now used as a Media PC on a 32" HDTV..
This PC is fully maxed in upgrades, There can be no hardware added for a Significant increase in performance.
9800GT SSC is the most powerful Single Slot GPU we had, or could find otherwise.
this PC cannot use a Dual Slot Video Card. as you can see in the picture.
We had to upgrade the Power Supply in order to upgrade to a 9800GT Graphics Card.
The original Dell PSU was a max power output of 305 watts,
the 9800GT SSC requires a min of 400 watts total system power, 26amps on the +12v rail..
the PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W has more then enough to power this system..
Everything is working flawless / Perfect..
We played Crysis on Medium settings @ 1024x768, and was very enjoyable with no lag...
The only modification that was needed was to cut a small amount of metal for the Power Plug on the PSU,
(eg.. the plastic ring / female plug for ac power) just used a pair of good wire cutters..
Also their were two pressure tabs at the top of the case to hold the psu snug,
I just pushed them up with a screw driver.
Running on Windows XP Media Center Edition, using 190.62 WHQL Nvidia drivers.
Tested - COD 5, Crysis Wars, Counter Strike Source, for several hours...
Intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield 2.8GHZ Dual Core
EVGA 9800GT SSC 512MB GDDR3 650MHZ
CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Seagate Baracuda 160GB SATA 3GBs (OS)
Stock Dell CPU cooler
Onboard Sound Sigamatel
Windows XP Media Center Edition (32-Bit)