First of all..... wait... did i spell oppinions wrong? yeh probably
. Anywayz, I just bought a new computer (by components) here are the parts I got:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+
Asus Motherboard M2N-SLI-Deluxe; DDR2 800, 2xPCI-E, Dual GB Lan, firewire, fairly good onboard 5.1 sound etc.
2 gigs of Kingston Ram (DDR2 800)
Coolmaster 600W PSU
500GB 3.4" SATA-II Western Digital HD
and an external HDD enclosure IDE - USB 2.0 (soooo cool, didn't even know they existed)
My problem is that (incase you didn't notice) I didn't buy a GPU, I had good reason...... Too damned expensive on top of a brand new comp. Anyway, i had a friend lend me his old ATI X850 and now ofcourse (now that bioshock is out) i NEEEEEEEED a new GPU.. I am in Australia, and it seems at the moment the best ATI GPU i can get is a HD2900 512 meg. And ofcourse the best Nvidia is an 8800 GTX Ultra (can't afford that tho).
Main problem is i'm trying to decide weather to go the HD2900 or a less expensive Nvidia like a 8800 GTS (both around the same price-ish) Keeping in mind that i wanna play the newest games such as Bioshock and Crysis (when it comes out).
I have been checking on tomshardware.com the comparison, seems the Nvidia beats the Ati on pretty much everything. My last card was an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 (got talked into it by a friend) so basicly, a few months after i got that card, i couldn't run stuff on high settings etc and it just snowballed from there.
Any input/suggestions would be Much appreciated
OOH and also I wouldn't have posted this thread If i found a current comparison thread allready (gpu's get updated pretty damned often)