I'm not sure what I need for my new system.
But I want to play games on best settings.
I need a good CPU: core 2 duo 6600 ? or some AMD stuff ?
and a 7950 gx2 (no I don't want to wait till DX10 ), but i have no idea about the rest of my system.
Not sure what the little symbols mean, I'm guessing Canadian currency?
Either way, here is a decent build you might look at.
Case depends on you, lots of good ones out there.
(TT Shark, Gigabyte Aurora, NZXT Lexa, Aspire/Apeviz X-Pleasure, Sunbeamtech Transformer, many more)
OCZ 700W GamXStream for PSU. Neigh undebatable.
Core 2 Duo e6600
Asus P5B-DH Deluxe
Corsair XMS DDR2 PC6400C4 or equivalent (depends on price, changes too much these days)
ATI Radeon X1950XTX (more versatile than the 7950GX2, save you a bit of money)
2*320 gig HDD in Raid 0
NEC ND-3550 DVD-Burner
That should be it. Cooling is up to you, I recomment a Scythe Ninja, Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro... many different things out there. Don't forget Arctic Silver 5 either.
Thanks for the reply. Looks good
I'm not sure of the graphics card yet, the 7950 gx2 has 1GB of memory and I think this card will last for a long while. First I had a nvidia card and i liked those, when i switched to ATI I found several problems (there drivers just suck ) that's why I was thinking of sticking to Nvidia.
The thing about the 1 gig of textures on the 7950GX2 is that textures don't really amount to much better performance. The main limitations on performance for video cards relate to core and memory speeds, pipelines, and such. The amount of memory for textures will maybe make a 1-2% difference, but it should never be a deciding factor. Tom's has a good article on Video Cards that go more into depth (I think it's Tom's, I read so many review sites they're all merging together...)
With ATI, you can also run AA with HDR, which some people find important. Also, its arguable that ATI has better image quality, but I haven't really seen that for myself. Crossfire is more complicated than SLI, but I doubt you'll be going that route...
Another thing is, with the 7950GX2, you need driver support for games. Not all games support SLI, so if NVidia doesn't have support for those games, than basically all you have is a 7900GT. There are a good number of games with SLI support, but just another warning about the 7950GX2.