i'm planning on building the most powerful rig for the least amount of money - and the best value i seem to find on newegg is this:
(i'm a video editor and i refuse to get an E6600)
2 x 2GB G.SKILL DDR2-800
(2 sticks, 4GB total) (dont argue with me on this, i NEED that ram as video exporting and rendering is very intensive)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
- Supports 8GB of DDR2-1066 with 4 slots
- Supports up to 1333mhz FSB C2Extreme or C2Q
- Has a PCI-E x16 slot, and 3 PCI-E x1's
a few questions: what kind of FPS can i expect to get outta the following games when maxed out at 1680x1050? ON VISTA
- BF2, BF2142
I have a feeling Halo1 and Halo2 will run fine as they run great on my currrent card (see specs below) maxed out at 1280x1024, but i'm asking how they'll work at 1680x1050.
BF2 runs like crap when maxed out at 1280x1024 - this game is TERRIBLY optimized, but my processor also sucks - so hopefully this'll run well on a Q6600 and an 8800GT
HL2 i've never tried on my system
COD4 plays well on lowish-medium at 1280x1024, so will it work well on max at 1680?
oh and CRYSIS - will this run on high at 1680? or do I have to set it on medium to play smoothly? or can i run it max at 1440x900?
WHOA yeah back to my question, since the Q6600 has a 1066mhz fsb, and not 1333, is 1066 memory necessary? i cant find any 2GB dimms so im thinking i dont want to buy 1066 memory - 800 seems fine, and the possible performance increase that comes with 1066 is negligible, isnt it?