I just ordered a PC with : AMD Phenom 9600 2.3GHz Black Edition Quad Core/2GB DDR2 800 Memory/Onboard Video Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 3200 HDMI 896MB HyperMemory
I bought this for my brother who will be playing (Warhammer Online) and (Age of Canon Online) in about 4-6 months from now. He will be playing on a old 15in Standard CRT monitor, so I do not know what resolution is that ??
Now I know that 8800 GT will beat 3870 DDR3 but will it beat 3870 DDR4 ??
Which is the BEST deal !! please let me know what you think ....
First of all, since you are getting a 9600 and not a 9650 make sure when it arrives to enter the BIOS and disable the TLB bug fix to increase performance. That bug shouldn't affect him unless he wants to run it as a server or something ^_^. That 8800GT is the fastest of the bunch and will certainly beat the 3870. The 8800GT will allow him to set higher visual quality for the game. Still, a 3850 is a good deal at $56. If you want to be cheap, get the 3850. If you can spend the money, get the 8800GT. Just remember to uninstall the video drivers and disable the onboard video before you put in the 8800GT.
@ Megamanx00 - thanks a lot for letting me know all the other important info. I will certainly do that.
Now I am thinking that Quad Core is really an overkill for just playing a couple of games online. I guess I should of done more research and bought an fast AMD x2 or Intel Core 2 Duo. Oh well, good for my brother I guess ....