Built New Machine.. Which game show off graphics the best

Basically like the titles says.. got a new Q6600 and eVGA 8800GT and looking for something to show it off. Opinions on the most/best graphic intense game out there currently. :hello:


P5K-E LGA
Antec Nine Hundred
2* 7200.11 seagates
Vista 64 bit
EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit
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  1. Crisis, i don't think any machine can run it fully maxed. Could a skulltrail?
  2. lol.. I order Crisis with the machine.. saw to many posting about it..
  3. I do run it on very high @ 1440 x 900 but only in xp. If it's in vista then she's too slow.
  4. Crysis with a tweaked config if you just want to show off the graphics.
  5. is vista 64 that much of a negative?
  6. its not vista 64, its just VISTA
  7. So Crisis anything else?
  8. CoD4 and Bioshock look decent. I've heard good things about STALKER as well.

    Hmm... maybe Doom? Never played it, but it seems to use shadows pretty well.

    Oh, if you can to scare people, get F.E.A.R. While it doesn't look fantastic, it looks good enough... especially when it starts getting into some really freaky horror-movie'esque scenes. I wouldn't use this to showcase graphics capabilities though. I still think Crysis w/ cranked effects is the best for that.
  9. FEAR that sounds interesting.. lol..

    Do I need to use a DVI-D Dual link connector to make it look the best? What is the difference when running just a single link connector?
  10. I believe this is what you want:
    Quote:
    Single link DVI (DVI-I) maxes out at 1600x1200 (1920x1200 is achieved with reduced "blanking" signaling)
    Double link DVI (DVI-D) maxes out at 3200x2400 (3840x2400 can be achieved with reduced "blanking" signaling).
    For even bigger resolutions than 3840x2400, only analog signal can be used.


    Visually, I don't believe there is a difference if you keep yourself within the resolutions defined above.
  11. So if I am running for the desktop 1920x1200, not sure that I would want to figure the monitor being 24', I will want the resolution to be tighter. If I want to run 1920x1200, would I need a DVI (DVI-D) cable to in these mode. Just not sure what "(1920x1200 is achieved with reduced "blanking" signaling)" means.

    So does FEAR get really bloody in the scenes?
  12. Quote:
    So does FEAR get really bloody in the scenes?
    Yeah, there's a bit of blood. You'll be walking around in a level then just be like, "WTF just happened here?!"

    I still haven't managed to finish the game and I've had it for like 3 months now. Just creeps me out!
  13. is the game too hard or can your stomach just not take it.. lol.
  14. It's not the blood that disturbs me, it's the weird little crab-walking girl and the things that keep popping out at me... lol. They also like to point you down a dim-lit corridor every once in a while... "You're like, I don't want to go down there... but there is no other way >_>. Then you'll get like half-way down and the lights will cut off. AHHHHHHHH!" I won't spoil what happens next. :)
  15. Bioshock, quake wars, Oblivion, ut3.
    Doom3 or Q3 on maxed out settings, these games still look good!

    So Chris, good to hear that you got your rig, i've got the same cpu and gpu, I still think you're going to need a good soundcard. on board sound sux.
  16. Quake 4 you mean >? my new pc is KILLING that game looks superb, on ultra settings 1280x1024 res (yes 17" lcd is smallll) 4x AA very nice

    COD4 looks superbs as well and GEars of war, it looks better on VIVID setting although it is still a very dark game...
  17. Crysis by far, then Oblivion and UT3, of all the others COD4 is next,Q4, ETQW, BioShock and Doom3 is last but it's the oldest, the games last year just got better each time, didnt thinks GoW was that good, have not played FEAR or Witcher or HellGate
  18. Don't play Hellgate. Do your self a favor.
  19. that bad.. lol.. ok..
  20. chrisfromalbany said:
    that bad.. lol.. ok..


    If you lets us know what type of game you like the most we might be able to tell you something that looks great and at the same time something you'll enjoy playing.
  21. call of duty 4 on my new 8800gt blew me away!
  22. Quote:
    well my new favourite game the witcher has to get a mention, nice gfx apart from the skies, not idea what they were doing there, if only they had the skies of oblivion*sigh*
    Are you serious? Seemed you didn't like it from the start.

    Mine is added to the other games not installed yet, and that list is long unfortunately.
  23. Crysis, COD4, Fear, Oblivion, and HL2 episode 2 & TF2 (orange box) too good not to include and dated source is still looking great IMO. http://pc.ign.com/articles/825/825992p1.html

    BTW, may not be wise to start with crysis as it's the one game here your system will really struggle in. May as well enjoy some other beautiful games at max details first.
  24. action FPSers are good.. Role playing as well, just generally dont have the best graphics.
  25. pauldh said:
    Are you serious? Seemed you didn't like it from the start.

    Mine is added to the other games not installed yet, and that list is long unfortunately.


    pauldh said:
    Crysis
    BTW, may not be wise to start with crysis as it's the one game here your system will really struggle in. May as well enjoy some other beautiful games at max details first.


    What does it take not to struggle? Dual GTS 8800s?
  26. Crysis, but I srsly HATE the game itself.
  27. chrisfromalbany said:
    What does it take not to struggle? Dual GTS 8800s?

    Depends on the resolution. The system doesn't exist yet that can handle max (very high) details, high resolution, and fsaa. I can play 1680x1050 High details and 2xaa/16xaf. SLi does well in crysis though. One 8800GT could probably handle very high details no fsaa at a lower resolution 12x10 or 14x9. But it would slow down later in the game. My point is if you want to see the best graphics currently out in a game try crysis. But keep in mind unlike most other games, you won't be able to just go in and crank all the settings to max.
  28. pauldh said:
    Crysis, COD4, Fear, Oblivion, and HL2 episode 2 & TF2 (orange box) too good not to include and dated source is still looking great IMO. http://pc.ign.com/articles/825/825992p1.html

    BTW, may not be wise to start with crysis as it's the one game here your system will really struggle in. May as well enjoy some other beautiful games at max details first.


    Need to add the "Beautiful People" mod to Oblivion. That makes it look that much better.

    HL2 Episode 2, the last battle is great for both graphics and physics, especially when the striders use the weird gun on the buildings.
  29. jimmysmitty said:
    Need to add the "Beautiful People" mod to Oblivion. That makes it look that much better.

    HL2 Episode 2, the last battle is great for both graphics and physics, especially when the striders use the weird gun on the buildings.


    Yeah I noticed when talking to people in Oblivion they were all very unemotional, this is not the case in Witcher, try the demo.

    Guess what Chris just go onto download.com or where ever and download all the demo's for the games we mentioned with the exception of hl orange box, just plain old go out and buy that, everyone should have that anyways, everyone enjoys hl.
    Demos for this weekend:
    UT3
    Crysis,
    Witcher
    cod4.
  30. The "Bullet time" in FEAR is something to behold the first time you see it (with a good PC).

    My non-gamer friends were quite impressed.
  31. You simply must try Crysis. On my 8800GTS G92 I can just barely play Very High at 1680x1050. It isn't a perfect experience, but it's fast enough where I can truly appreciate the graphics.
  32. Ananan said:
    The "Bullet time" in FEAR is something to behold the first time you see it (with a good PC).

    My non-gamer friends were quite impressed.


    For "bullet-time" the best games are and always will be Max Payne 1 & 2. I wish they were making a third one though cuz I wanna run around shooting people in slo-mo while getting shot and never feeling it.
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