after being rather disappointed with my latest build I have been researching upgrading some of the components in my rig but just cant make up my mind on what to get so some advice would be good. I have searched for this first and im sure someone would of asked before but I would really like an opinion for my current situation.
Right my current rig is:
ASUS p35 pk5-C
xfx 8800GT xxx edition
thermaltake 600w psu
4gb super talent ddr800 OC 5-5-5-12 ram
e8400 with arctic cooling freezer pro 7 cooler
fatality x-fi xtreme gamer sound card
Samsung 206bw and samsung 32" 1080p dispalys
sata hdd's etc
Im thinking of upgrading to either one of these 3 combinations:
the first two options will be a bit cheaper but willing to pay the extra for the 9800 if its really worth it. I was possibly leaning towards the ATI board for a change but just not sure about it, havent had one since my 9800SE.
That is a really nice rig, only thing I see is the 8800GT may be a little weak for running a 32" display. Wait for the new round of video cards and see what people say about them, then upgrade your video card.
thanks for the replies everyone. I think I may of just had unreasonable expectations and alot of it was crysis, that was what really started my discontent for my current rig and I know its too much to expect to play it at full at 1920x1080 with current tech but I kinda built my pc with playing crysis at max in mind. anyway maybe I will just wait a month or two then look at it again.
what about my ram? I was considering an upgrade to either Mushkin, Crucial ballistix or ocz reaper 1066 as their 4gb kits are quite reasonable now and I cant tighten up the timmings at all on super talent sticks plus they are atm taking 3 dimm slots so it would be nice to cut it to an even 2.
if you havnt figured it out already I want to spend some money on my rig as Ive just been building other peoples for the last few weeks so any suggestions of worth while possible upgrades would be appreciated.
were u really expecting to play crysis at max settings on your display? ...lol...your gonna have to drop A LOT of money into that rig to do that...and thats just not smart, considering the comp will devaluate sooo much in just a year or two...