I've been perusing Tom's Hardware for 5 years but am new to this Forum & am about done upgrading my PC gaming rig. My Question is: What do you gurus think of this build? See any significant, bottlenecks or impeding limitations here? I'll be playing Battlefield 3 a good bit with it. Here it is:
its not a particularly good way of spending money if you want to improve gaming performance .
Your 4850 is an old card without the grunt to run BF3 at high resolutions and detail so the money you spent on cpu + mb + [way too much] RAM is wasted
With your small monitor its way way overkill , and an even greater waste of money , but the 4850 will be OK , but still a little on the average side of the line
Thanks for yer input! Oops. I corrected my HDD entry.
What other video cards out there would complement this new rig then? I'm kinda' attached to my HD 4850, as it served me so well since Oct. 2008.
I just watched a few YouTube videos of 3D Gaming setups. Are AMD's Eyefinity and Nvidia's 3D Vision Surround the norm now? Do most people play with 2, 3, or 6 monitors now? That just seems like a huge waste of electricity and $$$, IMO. Does 3D Gaming provide a huge advantage over the standard 1 monitor? Would 2 monitors require 2 GPUs & would that work?