I am looking to upgrade my current pile of junk. I have a case, hard drives, sound card, monitor, but I am running an old AGP mobo and old processer.
I need to upgrade and buy a new Motherboard, Processer, Video card, and Ram, most likely a new power supply as well.
I would like to get an 8800gts 320mb, which is currently around $270..... also debating on the 640mb for $370
the 640 would be if I manage to get a few side projects going and have the extra $100, so I'll figure on the 320mb one now.
I want to spend about $600-$700 total.
Would like to have suggestions on a motherboard/cpu/ram.
Thinking 2 gigs of pc2-6400
pairing it with a AMD x2 of some speed
and of course.... a power supply that can feed it all.
I have a 19" WS monitor I like to keep at 1440x900 btw.
I know I didn't leave much to the imagination, but I'd welcome suggestions on where to get these things *no rebates to get to the price range please* or what a good combination would be. I will be running XP *sp2*.
also.... lets say I do go with a 5000 or something a little less than the 6000, to put that savings towards a 760mb 8800gts.
Any thoughts as to whether the extra $100 is worth the memory jump on those cards?
I believe Crysis will block cards from doing the highest texture quality if the card has low Vram. Some games already do block you from selecting high for texture quality, GRAW 1 & 2. Also It doesn't matter how big your monitor is, high quality textures can be displayed on any sized monitor.