Seraph, on Aug 4 2007, 10:25 PM, said:
A fair bit excited that I may now be able to atleast run the game.
I've never bought top of the line PC equipment, and never will. IMHO, its far too much of a rip off. I gladly settle for the budget gamer line as it runs the games good enough to the point where I'm satisfied.
That's what I used to think, but it feels so GOOD being able to run Oblivion and C&C3 (and [OMG!] possibly Crysis!!) on full detail at full speed. If you're going to spend time playing games, you might as well get as much out of them as you can.
considering an 8600GT, unless the 8800 GT drops to close its price by christmas, I'd rather have the extra money in my pocker than the moderate boost in FPS.
From what I hear the 8600GTS is a significant step better than then 8600GT, even the 512MB version. At least consider that. Assuming you're American, you can get:
- 8600GTS for $160
after rebate, dirt cheap, come on)
- 8800GTS 320MB for $280
after the rebate, and quite a leap ahead of the 8600's)
- 8800GTS 640MB for $380
after mail in rebate)
Honestly $250 is not that much money for a component that is always going to be expensive. You don't have to spend a fortune on something like RAM, but with video cards you tend to get what you pay for. I'd at least go for the 8800GTS 320MB. Crysis will love you that much more for it.