HI all, i am a little to say the least overwhelmed at the choices when it comes to the choices i have when it comes to buying a new pc. my current spec is
p4 duo 2.80GHz (2813 MHz) Microsoft Windows Vista gpu GeForce 7600 GS dx 10 ForceWare version: 169.12 Total available graphics memory: 1279 MB Dedicated video memory: 512 MB Bus: PCI Express x4
and it seems not very good
However i have about £1500 to spend on a new pc and rather than build it myself i have been looking at extreme gaming systems and am confused. i have read that the 8800 gt is better than the gts, although about half the price ??? to be honest i was just looking at a little advise as to what is a good spec system (have also been looking at the quad core 6850 i think) basically i want to future proof my system and be able to play crysis. I have also been toying with adding the aegis card . sorry for the long post , all advise appreciated
The new 8800gts 512mb, aka 8800gts rev 2, is slightly better than the 8800gt. The old 8800gts 320mb or 640mb is not as good as the 8800gt. I would go for the 8800gtX or wait until next year when the 9 series nvidia cards are released. Personally, I don't think SLI is very good at all. Not many, if any, games make use of this mode. You are better off buying ONE high-end card.
The quad core Extremes are immensly fast but HUGELY expensive. If you really want to spend that much money on one, (your looking at about £575) get one, but I would go for the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and opt for the GO Stepping model. This can be overclocked well beyond the 3.0 ghz mark, which the QX6850 runs at! So basically for about quarter of the price you can get a CPU which is about as fast as an extreme QX6850. Mind you, again, early next year Intel are introducing the new Penryn processers which should be very very good.