Im upgrading souly to play Oblivion (which doesnt run very well on my 6800gt). I want expandibility for MS vista which I will need to run later on.
AMD X2 3800+ $156
MS rx1900XTX 512mb $446
MSI k9n Platinum 2/nForce570 UMCP. $108
2gb 2x1 XMS DDR2 800 444-12 $255 (2x more w/vista)
X-Fi XM $0
Antec 550watt NeoPower NeoHE $125
HDDs (standard sata 3.0)
Bang and Olufson 2.1 speakers $3200 (donated to me by old lady)
-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- $1165 (thats with tax)
Other question: I realy dont order online for myself and I dont have a shop to send parts to anymore. So what happends if they ship an item and I dont get it? Who is responsibile? they send me a tracking # as they ship it right???
*note Im thining about buying the ATI x1900xtx localy for $450. This includes free replacement for 2 years with an equal product if this one breaks..... and it will break . Any problems with this version vs the other? And... would a 7600 video card be a beter buy at this point instead? to play oblivion. (I also run 3 copies of SOF2 at once).
No I realy dont OC. I dont need a heat engine in my house... its sooo hot already. And yes everything is setup for AMD, so ddr2 is included. And the reason I wanted to go x1900xtx is because I want to play oblivion at 1280x1084 with no questions asked. My current card supports Shader 3.0 which slows the game down too much.
No, I dont represent Comptia, or any exam standerdizers.
I will look at the x1800 though. Which maker has the fastest card?
Those are 2 brands I have never used. I wanted to go MSI or PNY (does pny do ATI?). But considering that from compusa I can replace this card for free (the 1900txt) The high price might be worth it. I wont have a supid extra vid card lying around when I upgrade to dx10.