Thermaltake 1200w psu
Asus L1N64-WS SLI mobo
Two AMD FX-70 cpus
4GB OCZ RAM
I run it all on a 21" monitor at 1680x1050. I play all kinds of games like WoW, Eve, CoD4, Sins of a Solar Empire, Crysis, etc. I'm looking for something to play all of these games (AND future games like Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3) at 1680x1050 with full detail.
I've been told all kinds of things, like at my current resolution, I won't see any increase at all from my 8800GT, or that it's so small of a performance increase that it's wasted money.
I'm also trying to figure out what to get. I have been looking at the Sapphire 4850X2 for along time as the top contender, but didn't know if there was an Nvidia card that might be better without spending more than $320 or so.
If your current rig is maxing out your monitor's in-game resolution of your current games, then leave it alone. If you want more in visual quality, you'll need to get a new video card AND a 24" monitor.
I was getting some slow downs on my older system, and decided to move everything to my system I listed in the first post. I just know that I'll need more graphics power for newer games coming out like World at War, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, etc.
I'm trying to figure out if it's better to get a GTX 280, 4850 X2 (even though driver issues scare me) or the newer GTX 285.
I'd rather not spend too much, (hence the $350 limit) and lots of people have told me that at 1680x1050, I don't need much more power than an 8800GT. So I don't want to waste money on a high-powered card if I'm never going to use it all at this resolution, but at the same time, I want to know that I'm covered for future games for a while.