Originally Posted by dman22
becoming the new standard.. as in what the future will hold.
I just can't see spending money today on technology from a few years ago. while I'm in no way a fan of buying the latest and fastest, I try to get something that's only a couple steps off the top. Makes the most financial sense in the long run
placebo effect would easily take over you, i will admit i noticed a bit smoother general tasking when i went from my 2.12 athlong xp, to my 3000+ venice, however it was a better chipset, sata hard drive, and so on and so forth
i understand you wanting to be up to date, but if you look at half the peoples rigs here, ill bet more than half are running on older equpiment, because it works for them
CS:s isnt a huge deal, i can run that while running halo at the same time and i wouldnt get much lag, and im still on a 9800 pro 128mb 256bit card
like i said in one of my other posts, itd take HIGH end tasking (over 60 proceses and 10+ apps) before youd say to yourself "wow this dual core stuff aint so bad"
NO human eye can see 5-20% gains in anything
thats the problem with people buying bleeding edge
now, that isnt to say everyone who buys it is a trendy tard, if you got some nice lcd you wanna pump the native rez or higher with, your gonna need a near bleeding edge video card, and semi decent proc ect ect
aside from that if youre on a 15 inch crt, you might as well stick with a x800xt if that, or a 6800gt or ultra, youd save money for a better screen
my future upgrades if i dont sell my shuttle will be 2 gigs of ram and an x850xt, and then a 20.1 inch WS lcd, aside from that, i wont ever need more than that......
there will always be bottle necks, bleeding edge or not theres always somthing lagging you down, so why bother shelling out 10k for a full set up, just to be e-cool?