Is this a good build to increase game performance? Work your magic!
I'm trying to build a gaming system that is far superior to mine. I can currently get between 60 and 80 FPS in Modern Warfare on Max settings (Full HD). It has spikes and drops depending on the action, but that's a given. I want to be able to play Modern Warfare 2 when it comes out at Full HD, max settings, and never drop below 125 FPS (futureproof for other games, as well as gurantee a seamless gameplay experience).
Here's my current system:
Motherboard: NFORCE 680i LT SLI
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM: 4GB OCZ DDR2 667 (PC2-5300)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768 MBytes
I've been browsing around for new parts for a rig, but can't settle on one. Here's what I've decided so far:
Motherboard: EVGA NFORCE 790i Ultra SLI
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ OC 3.00GHz
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB GDDR3
Additional: Some sort of processor cooling for the OC Q6600
My question is: Is it worth getting this build, or should I just get newer stuff (tri channel RAM, core i7/i5, GTX 295, etc)? To pick up all the stuff for the new rig would be about $450 (before any tax/shipping/sales). What's your suggestion, I'm open to all of them.
Keep in mind that the rig is mainly used for gaming. I do a lot of work on it, but none of it as intensive as the gaming I often do. Feel free to disregard my current choices and come up with something completely new. I am not loaded though, so the cheaper the better.
Thanks for your time and help,
Save your money and buy a new GPU.
The system you have aside from *cough*680i*cough* is fine.
Either jump all the way to Core i5/i7 or stay with your current mobo. What's so bad about the 680i LT? :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:
PS: Get a new GPU.
A new GPU would be the way to go. That Q6600 has plenty of life left in it. Are you considering cranking up its speed? That would help out a bit if you're inclined.
just get a new gpu and a good air cooler and overclock your cpu
Go grab a Hyper 212 / OCZ Vendetta 2 / Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch , and then a GPU of your choice, and that'll be plenty.
Possibly a new mobo if you want ... P45's are good & cheap solutions.
Yeah, listen to Kayen..
Grab a used P45/X48 mobo.
Squeeze your Q6600 for more juice. (I have mine @ 3825MHZ on H20)
Grab a couple HD 4890's for crossfire or a 295 if you can afford it.
You can find a watercooled 4870 x2 for about $350 here or on RFD.
Your Ram should be fine.
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