Hi guys, I'm an international student and I'll be moving to the US for graduate school in August. I'm thinking about buying a new computer from scratch for when I get there, and this is what I have so far.
When it gets to the point where running games in 1280x1024 (~med quality) will make a big difference between 256 and 512, would the 512 have a good frame rate?
Most of the reviews I've seen where the 256 shows it's faults (like ~30%+ difference from the 512), the frame rates on the 512 is...
8800gt 512 at around 250
hd3870 512 at around 225
hd3850 512 at around 195
8800gt 256 at around 190
8800gts 320 at around 190
hd3850 256 at around 170
damn so many choices, I need help people!
And nah, I don't plan on getting a new monitor anytime soon so it'll be 1280x1024...
What else will I need to buy for cooling?
A CPU fan, and....will I also need thermal paste? Or is it included with the fan.
For socket 939
Which of those would be good? Not really...
just want to do a bit of cpu upgrading so it won' be bottlenecking my card hmm
seems like am2 would not be a good idea so i'm left with either
1) get opteron
2) go intel
just a couple of questions
if i go opteron, will i need to get new ram as well? or do i just need to...